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    70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War…

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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    Book Discussion on Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front

    Jeff Rutherford talked about his book, Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry’s War, 1941-1944, about combat and occupation policies of the German Army during…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Civil Air Patrol

    Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and exemplary record during World War…

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    Book Discussion on The Sphinx

    Nicholas Wapshott talked about his book The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II, in which he recounts the role that President Franklin D. Roosevelt…

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    Women Airforce Service Pilots of WW II

    “Fly Girls of WW II: Changing the Face of World War II” tells the stories of the U.S. servicewomen known to history as the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who answered the…

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    Book Discussion on The Fantastic Labratory of Dr. Weigl

    Arthur Allen talked about his book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis. This interview was held at the 347th Annual…

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    1944 U.S. Army Newsreel The Enemy Strikes

    This 1944 U.S. Signal Corps documentary told the story of the Battle of the Bulge, or “Operation Watch on the Rhine,” which was launched by Adolf Hitler on December 16, 1944,…

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    Perspectives on Pearl Harbor

    Former Senator John Warner (R-VA) and Vice Admiral Robert Dunn (Retired) spoke at an event commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. They spoke about their…

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    Book Discussion on Explaining Hitler and The Zone of Interest

    Ron Rosenbaum talked about the updated edition of his book, Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, about the many theories of how Adolf Hitler formed his ideologies and…

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    1965 U.S. Army Documentary Tried by Fire

    This 1965 U.S. Army documentary is narrated by actor Paul Newman and looks at the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge, and the experiences of the 84th Infantry Division. The program includes…

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    Book Discussion The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, about the influx of Nazis who entered the United States following World…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at World War II 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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    Book Discussion on West Point '41

    Anne Kazel-Wilcox, PJ Wilcox, and Lieutenant General Edward L. Rowny talked about their book West Point '41: The Class That Went to War and Shaped America. This interview was held at the…

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    U.S. Engagement in Italy During World War II

    Andrew Buchanan talked about his book American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, in which he argues that policy makers in the United States were eager to join the…

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    1943 U.S. Navy Documentary December 7th

    This 1943 U.S Navy documentary depicts life in Hawaii before, during, and after the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Navy refused to release this 82 minute film during World…

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    Book Discussion on Double Agent

    Peter Duffy talked about his book, Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring, in which he recounts the life of William Sebold, the…

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    World War II Veterans

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences during the war, including those of the "Doolittle Raiders, who conducted the first air raid on Japan in the spring of 1942. American…

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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Members of the Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experiences in World War II, including the segregation and discrimination they faced while serving. American Veterans Center 17th Annual…

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    Book Discussion on Forgotten Fifteenth

    Barrett Tillman talked about his book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, in which he recounts the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force’s military…

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