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    Reading of Elie Wiesel's Night, Part 3

    A complete reading of the late Elie Wiesel’s Night at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. This is part three of three.

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    Reading of Elie Wiesel's Night, Part 2

    A complete reading of the late Elie Wiesel’s Night at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. This is part two of three.

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    Reading of Elie Wiesel's Night, Part 1

    A complete reading of the late Elie Wiesel’s Night at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. This is part one of three.

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    World War II Allied Spy and Debutante

    Howard Blum talked about the life of Betty Pack, a Washington, D.C., debutante who worked as a spy for both the British and Americans during World War II. Mr. Blum described her ability to seduce…

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    Agent 110

    Scott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, in which he recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against…

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    Report from the Aleutians

    This documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces.

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    World War II War Crimes Trials

    Peter Maguire talked about the legacy of the Nuremberg trials and described how, in the 1950s, the Germans questioned the validity of the sentences, which often resulted in pardons or paroles. Gerhard Weinberg…

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    Open Phones with Peter Hayes

    Peter Hayes talked about his book Why?: Explaining the Holocaust. He also responded to viewer comments and questions on the Holocaust. He spoke at the 9th annual Tucson Festival of Books.…

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    USS North Carolina and World War II

    Ken Rittenmeyer gave a tour of the missile defenses on the battleship USS North Carolina. He also spoke about how the U.S. used North Carolina-class battleships during World War II and why the technology on…

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    MacArthur, Hirohito, and Famine in Postwar Japan

    Richard Frank talked about America’s post-World War II occupation of Japan. Mr. Frank spoke about General Douglas MacArthur’s relationship with Emperor Hirohito, and efforts to set up food distribution…

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    Open Phones with Richard Reeves

    Richard Reeves talked about his book, Infamy: The Shocking Story of Japanese American Internment in World War II. He also responded to viewer comments and questions on Japanese American…

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    Japanese American Internment During World War II

    Panelists talked about Japanese American internment during World War II. Panelists included Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author of Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught…

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    Japanese-Americans in San Jose, California

    Jimi Yamaichi gave a tour of the Japanese-American Museum of San Jose, which has a full scale recreation of a barracks room where displaced Japanese Americans were forced to live during World War II. On…

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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

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    Why?

    Peter Hayes talked about his book Why?: Explaining the Holocaust, in which he provides his thoughts on why the Holocaust happened.

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    1944 Film A Challenge to Democracy

    This film documents the living conditions of Japanese Americans held in Internment Camps in Arkansas and Wyoming during World War II. The film also shows the contributions of Japanese…

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    Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony

    Senator Daniel Inouye, a Medal of Honor recipient who served with the famed all-volunteer, Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was the keynote speaker at the dedication and…

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    Japanese-American Internment in World War II

    Professor Ellen Wu showed some slides as she lectured on Japanese-American internment in the United States during World War II.

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    Japanese Relocation

    Milton Eisenhower hosted and narrated this 1943 film that attempts to justify the need to move Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps in isolated areas of the…

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    World War II and Civil Rights

    Professor Charles McKinney talked about early civil rights efforts during the World War II era. He described movements to end segregation and court cases challenging “separate but equal”…

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