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  • Tags: World War II

Songs of Shoah: Music and the Holocaust

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This educational module analyzes music created during the Holocaust in order to understand victims' experiences of the Holocaust. The intensification of Nazi ideology and violence, conditions of life in concentration camps and ghettos, and…

The North African Campaign: Decolonization and the Second Front

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This educational module examines the role of the North African Campaign in the fall of Germany and the end of World War II. This campaign held great strategic importance and allowed the Allies to gain ground into Germany and Italy. In addition to its…

Antisemitism in Europe: A History of Prejudice

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This educational module explores the roots of antisemitism and traces its evolution throughout Europe's history. Understanding the past can help us understand why antisemitic discrimination still occurs today. Throughout this unit you will find…

The Making of the American Soldier in World War II

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This educational module examines the training methods, locations, and stories of American soldiers during World War II. Relying on diverse primary and secondary materials, the unit gives a brief glimpse into the unique experiences of World War II…

Weimar Germany

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This educational module focuses on Weimar Germany. The Weimar Republic lasted from 1918 to 1933. This unit looks at the origins of the republic, its government, culture, economy, and eventual decline when the Nazis rose to power.

Axis and Allies: The Leaders of World War II

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This educational module examines the primary leaders of the Axis and Allied powers during World War II. Highlighting a diversity of primary and secondary source materials, this unit examines the life and ideologies of the leaders of the six major…

The Evolution of Eleanor Roosevelt: Humanitarian and First Lady

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This educational module examines the development of Eleanor Roosevelt and her achievements as a human rights advocate. As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, she advocated for women's rights and civil rights for African Americans.…

Prisoners of War in the Second World War

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This educational module explores the varied experiences of prisoners of war (POWs) during the Second World War (1939-1945). Some POWs received respect and mercy from their captors, in accordance with the Geneva Convention, while others soon found…

Revenge and Reconciliation: The Nuremberg Trials

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This educational module examines the origins and the signifiance of the Nuremberg Trials. Following the end of World War II and the Holocaust, the United Nations formed the International Military Tribunal to put on trial an punish those who committed…

The Four Color Fight: Comics in World War II

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This educational module analyzes the role comic books played in World War II. As one of the most beloved pieces of popular culture of the time, comic books offer a unique view of both wartime sentiment and World War II's legacy. Using a selection of…