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View Resource Last Expression: Art from Auschwitz

Described as a forum to explore "the roles, functions, meanings, and makings of art in the Nazi concentration camps," this Website posts cataloged images of art work, including drawings, paintings, and photographs, done by prisoners at Auschwitz - Birkenau. In addition to the searchable and browseable collection of hundreds of works of art, the Website offers essays and streaming video lectures...

https://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/view/exhibitions/pa...
View Resource July 1942: United We Stand

Offered by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, this Web site is an attractive presentation of the early 1940's via magazine covers and commentary about them. In the wake of September 11, having seen the phrase "God Bless America" posted on signs ranging from church fronts and bumper stickers to restaurants windows and gas stations, readers should relate to the use of the 1942...

https://amhistory.si.edu/1942/index.html
View Resource The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color

Documentaries about World War II have become almost de rigueur for any major television network since the 1950s, but PBS has assembled an impressive collection of color photographs, film clips, and personal histories that brings the experience of the war, both in the US and abroad, to bear on the human condition in a very powerful way. The site is divided into different thematic areas, including...

http://www.pbs.org/perilousfight/
View Resource Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War

Until quite recently, many organizations (such as libraries and newspapers) kept extensive clipping files, thematically organized, and ready at a minute's notice for use by a columnist, researcher, or those who were just plain curious. One such organization was the Hamilton Spectator, a Canadian newspaper which kept a collection of 144,000 newspaper articles (culled from various Canadian...

https://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/newspapers/intro_e....
View Resource Churchill and the Great Republic

The late Winston Spencer Churchill was many things, including a fine diplomat, an excellent statesmen, and quite a prodigious author. Of course, he was also a good friend to the United States, and this online exhibit from the Library of Congress explores Churchill's long relationship with the U.S., which he referred to as "the great Republic". With generous funding from John W. Kluge (and the...

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/churchill/
View Resource The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II : A Collection of Primary Sources

In timely fashion, the National Security Archive has released another of one of its well-devised electronic briefing books for consideration by the general public. This particular book is edited by William Burr and contains 77 declassified US government documents on the atomic bomb and the end of the war in the Pacific theater of operations. As the site notes, "Interested readers can see for...

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB162/index.htm
View Resource Shared Experience: Art & War

The use of artistic expression to convey the experience of war and the battlefield has been around since antiquity, and has given rise to glorious poetry, epic stories, and more recently, paintings. This online exhibit created by the people at the Australian War Memorial presents the experiences of Australians, Britons, and Canadians in the Second World War through paintings created during this...

https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/sharedexperience
View Resource Hawaii War Records Depository Home

Life in Hawaii after World War II was documented in part due to a joint resolution passed by the Hawaii Territorial Legislature which stated that the University of Hawaii would be the official depository of material related to Hawaii's part in this global conflict. Over a five-year period, individuals and agencies donated personal accounts, reports, photographs, scrapbooks, newspapers, and maps to...

https://digital.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/collections/show/16