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    Book Discussion on The Eternal Nazi

    Journalists Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet talked about their book, The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim, in which they recount…

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    World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb

    U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two. Professor Weller…

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    World War II Homefront Films: Drive for Anthracite

    A 1942 five-minute Office of War Information film made for the War Production Board urged more coal production in Pennsylvania. This film was shown as a preview of the American History…

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    World War II Homefront Films

    Two short archival films depicted life on the homefront during World War II. The first was a “News Parade” film produced by Castle Films in 1942 called Washington in War…

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    Open Phones with Robert Edsel

    Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men, responded to viewer comments and questions.

    In The Monuments Men, Mr. Edsel tells the story of the Allied forces who were tasked with…

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    Panel Discussion of Robert Edsel's The Monuments Men

    Panelists discussed Robert Edsel’s book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, in which Edsel recounts the story of the Allied…

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    Book Discussion on Operation Paperclip

    Annie Jacobsen talked about her book, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, in which she recounts the U.S. government’s…

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    Book Discussion on Sketches of a Black Cat

    Ron Miner talked about his book, Sketches of a Black Cat, a memoir Mr. Miner put together for his father Howard Miner, containing his father’s memories of World War II as well as…

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    Book Discussion on The First to Cry Down Injustice?

    Ellen M. Eisenberg talked about her book, The First to Cry Down Injustice?: Western Jews and Japanese Removal During WWII, in which she explores the Jewish response to the removal and…

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    Book Discussion on Hap Arnold

    Military historian Bill Yenne talked about his book, Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force, in which he recounts the career of General Henry Harley “Hap”…

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    Nazi War Criminals

    Author Richard Rashke talked about his book, Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America’s Open-Door Policy For Nazi War Criminals, in which he explores whether the United States had a…

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    Book Discussion on A Curious Madness

    Eric Jaffe talked about his book, A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II, in which he recounts the…

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    Bretton Woods Conference and Harry Dexter White

    Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Benn Steil talked about his book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order.…

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    Hollywood's Pact with Hitler

    Author Ben Urwand talked about his book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler, in which he uncovers the relationship between studio executives and the German propaganda…

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    Book Discussion on The Red Umbrella

    Author David Christensen talked about the book, The Red Umbrella: Danish Resistance and Johna’s Escape from Nazi Occupation, which tells the story of his sister Johna’s escape…

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    Book Discussion on Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

    Eri Hotta, former research fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, talked about her book, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy, in which she examines the attack on…

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    Memphis Belle Restoration

    Jeff Duford, curator at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, talked about the restoration of the Memphis Belle, a B-17F Flying Fortress and one of the most famous…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Native American Code Talkers

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to honor Native American code talkers. They told the stories of some of the members of Native American tribes who served in WWI and WWII, using…

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    Interview on Hitler's Furies

    Wendy Lower talked about her book, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. She was…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at WWII Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the…

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