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    World War II Home Front

    Professor Kat Williams talked about women and life on the home front during World War II. She described the role of women in aiding the war effort in factories and military auxiliary…

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    Holocaust Survivor Anna Grosz

    Holocaust survivor Anna Grosz recalled her family’s experiences after Hungary annexed a portion of Romania that included their hometown, and then imposed anti-Semitic laws. The…

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    Evacuation of Civilians

    This 1945 U.S. Army training film instructs soldiers and military police on how to protect, care for, and process refugees during World War II.

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    Female World War II Pilots Burial at Arlington

    House members passed a bill unanimously (385-0) to let female World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) be interred in Arlington Cemetery. A law passed in 1977 allows women…

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    RMS Queen Mary

    John Thomas gave a tour of the RMS Queen Mary, a 1930s luxury passenger ship, and talked about its history. The ship was in service for thirty-one years and was converted to a troop…

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    Book Discussion on Fighting Fear

    Claudine Burnett talked about her book Fighting Fear: Long Beach, CA in the 1940s, in which she reveals the fears and concerns of Long Beach, California, residents during World War II and…

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    Book Discussion on Capturing the German Eye

    Cora Goldstein talked about her book Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany, in which she talks about America’s use of visual propaganda in Germany…

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    Book Discussion on Rose the Riveter in Long Beach

    Gerrie Schipske talked about her book Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach, in which she discusses women’s contributions to the World War II effort. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    Japanese-Americans During World War II

    George Takei talked about the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. He spoke about his family being forced to leave their home and being sent to a racetrack, where they…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Stalked Einstein

    Bruce Hillman talked about his book The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History, in which he recalls the tumultuous relationship between…

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    World War II Army Replacement Program

    Eric Klinek discusses his 2014 Temple University dissertation titled, “The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945.”…

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    Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

    Marilyn Harran gave a tour of Chapman University’s Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library and showed items donated to its collection. They also spoke about Chapman…

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    Elie Wiesel Class at Chapman University

    C-SPAN visited a class at Chapman University to see how author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s books were being used to help students learn about the Holocaust during World War…

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    Book Discussion on World War II and Upcountry South Carolina

    Courtney Tollison talked about her book, World War II and Upcountry South Carolina: We Just Did Everything We Could, about the impact of World War II on South Carolina. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Disappearance of World War II Bomber Crew

    Journalist and author Gregg Jones discusses the mystery behind the 1943 disappearance of a B-24 Liberator bomber, named “Jerk’s Natural,” over Austria during World War…

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    Japanese Attack on Kaneohe Bay

    Michael Wenger talked about his book, No One Avoided Danger: NAS Kaneohe Bay and the Japanese Attack of 7 December 1941. Minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the…

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    World War II Legends and Trailblazers

    World War II veterans and others talked about their wartime experiences and accomplishments in the face of racial and gender prejudices. This program was part of the American Veterans…

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    Book Discussion on The Conquering Tide

    Ian Toll talked about his book The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, in which he looks at the Allied offensives against Japan from the middle of 1942 to the middle of…

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    Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library

    Clifton Truman Daniel welcomed a Japanese atomic bomb survivor to his grandfather’s presidential library in Independence, Missouri, for the donation of a rare paper crane that became…

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    Einsatzgruppen Trial

    Mark Hull gave an illustrated talk about the subsequent Nuremberg trials, focusing on the Einsatzgruppen trial. Beginning in September 1947, this eight-month proceeding tried 24…

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