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Tag Archives: World War II

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  • 11
    May

    2021

    American Survivors

    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are often understood in dichotomy: Americans as those who used the bombs, the Japanese as those affected. I wanted to break the dichotomy by writing...

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  • 8
    Mar

    2019

    A Twentieth Century Legacy – Children and...

    "War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars" takes a global look at how modern societies imagined childhood as a space of sheltered existence, while at the same time mobilizing their children ...

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  • 4
    Jan

    2019

    Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War

    While accessing oral histories and autobiographical writings about Indigenous participation in the Second World War, I had a strange epiphany: very few firsthand accounts ever explicitly explained why...

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  • 4
    Sep

    2015

    Ending World War II

    Introduction to Part I by Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze The First World War had been won by global economic force. The global superiority of the victorious powers, foremost the USA and Great Britain, was...

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  • 1
    Sep

    2015

    Inside the German-Soviet War

    In the introduction to Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, Jeff Rutherford examines the German war effort in ...

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  • 31
    Aug

    2015

    After the Atom Bomb

    Hiroshima (Nagasaki) and the politics of commemoration In 1962 a young Jewish American psychiatrist by the name of Robert Lifton visited the Hiroshima Peace Museum. Lifton described his visit to the...

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  • 28
    Aug

    2015

    Excavating in Hitler’s Path

    Introduction The battle of Moscow involved 2.5 million men on both sides of the eastern front, making it one of the largest and, without question, one of the most important battles of the Second World...

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  • 19
    Aug

    2015

    The Ending of the Second World War in China

    Diana Lary, the author of China's Civil War, reveals how the end of World War II left China in devastation....

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