On April 11, GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII will air on WGBY and PBS stations across the country. In conjunction with this program, WGBY and Connecting Point bring you the story of western Mass Jewish American WWII veteran Murray Steingart. 

For Longmeadow, MA resident Murray Steingart, joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in his early 20s went deeper than his desire to serve his country. Joining the war effort was his way of doing what he could to protect his mother’s family, who lived in Czechoslovakia, from Adolph Hitler and German invasion. Steingart shared his experiences in WWII with Connecting Point producer Dave Fraser.