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    World War II Secret Jewish Commandos

    A secret commando unit of Jewish refugees was deployed against the Nazis during World War II. Historian Leah Garrett told the stories of the men known as “X Troop.” The National World War…

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    World War II Merchant Marines

    Veteran Dave Yoho provided a history of the Merchant Marine during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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    Into the Forest

    Rebecca Frankel recounted how a Polish family evaded the Nazis by living for two years in the Bialowieza Forest and how they were eventually saved and immigrated to the United States. This…

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    All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

    Rebecca Donner told the story of American Mildred Harnack who led an unground resistance group in Germany during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of…

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    History of the 1944 GI Bill

    Historians Jeffery Seiken and Katie Delacenserie discussed the impact of the 1944 GI Bill, which allocated funds for education and housing to World War II veterans. This was a virtual event…

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    Q&A with Martin Dugard

    Martin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and author of the new book Taking Paris, talked about Paris during the time of the German occupation and the…

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    Post-World War II U.S. Auto Industry Mavericks

    University of Central Florida professor Yanek Mieczkowski taught a class about some of the people who challenged the status quo of the U.S. auto industry from the post-World War II era to…

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    Women in the Workforce and Military During World War II

    History Professor Lisa Keller, of Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system, delivered an illustrated talk on women’s roles during World War II. She explained how the influx of…

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    Public Opinion, Radio and Entry into World War II

    Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio as a national media, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. He outlined the…

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    Women During World War II

    Texas Woman’s University Professor Katherine Landdeck taught a class about the ways American women contributed to the World War II effort. She detailed the expectations for women on the…

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    Neutrality and World War I America

    University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about “neutrality” and what that concept meant in World War I America. She explained how neutrality did not mean inactivity, as…

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    Author Discussion on Women in World War II

    Erika Robuck, author of The Invisible Woman, and Stephanie Dray, author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette," discussed the role of women in World War II. This event is from the Virtual…

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    Facing the Mountain

    Bestselling author Daniel James Brown explored the struggles of Japanese-American families in the United States and Japanese-American soldiers in Europe during World War II. This was a…

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    U.S. Paratroopers and 1945 Recapture of Corregidor

    In 1945, Americans recaptured the Philippine island of Corregidor, at the mouth of the Manila Bay, which had been lost to the Japanese in 1942. Kevin Maurer talked about his book, “Rock Force: The…

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    World War II Soldier Major Dick Winters

    Co-authors Erik Dorr and Jared Frederick talked about their book, Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this event and…

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    Famous Generals - Eisenhower

    This U.S. Army “Big Picture” episode traces the military career of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, from West Point to World War I, to his role as Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, and finally his efforts in organizing…

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    National World War I Memorial

    Edwin Fountain, former vice chair of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, gave a tour of the memorial park located near the White House. Mr. Fountain told the story of the…

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    Chinese American World War II Military Service

    The National World War II Museum hosted an online panel discussion on efforts to document the more than 22,000 Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II.…

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    Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp

    Andrea Warren talked about her book, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. Mr. Mineta joined the discussion…

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    The Nazi Spy Ring in America

    Nazi agents tried infiltrating the U.S. in the years leading up to World War II. We heard the story from Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, author of The Nazi Spy Ring in America: Hitler’s Agents, the…

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