Bataan Death March
The Horrors of the Bataan Death March


Survivors of the Bataan Death March describe what they went through when they were forcibly transferred from Mariveles to San Fernando in the Philippines during World War II. These American soldiers describe walking many miles each day in the blistering heat, while some days they would just sit in the … Continue reading

The Holocaust
Holocaust Stories of Mass Deportation in Warsaw Ghetto

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Holocaust survivors that were present during the mass deportation of the Warsaw Ghetto give their accounts of what it was like as Nazi police officers took Jews away from their families to bring them to Umschlagplatz, a new transfer station. One survivor recalls thinking it would be better to commit … Continue reading

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Dr. Hiromi Hasai Describes the Horror of the Atomic Bombing


In this interview from 2011, Dr. Hiromi Hasai describes the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 by the U.S. during World War II. Hasai explains that he was shocked with the tens of thousands of dead bodies that surrounded him in the city and he describes how … Continue reading

Adolf Hitler
Colleagues of Hitler Call Him ‘A Genius of Evil’

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A few Germans who knew Adolf Hitler discuss his methods, affects on humanity and his personality. One describes Hitler as a meteor because he suddenly struck, and then was suddenly gone, taking with him the entire German nation in his doom. A different German involved in Hitler’s army talks about … Continue reading

Adolf Hitler
A German Veteran’s View of Hitler

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Manfred Gelersen, a German soldier who fought during World War II for the Germans on Hitler: “Hitler was from the devil!” Gelersen comments on Hitler’s political agenda and the series of events that unfolded within the country that allowed Hitler to rise to power so quickly. He talks about the … Continue reading

Operation Gomorrah
A Housewife’s Account of Gomorrah

On July 25, 1943, British and U.S. air forces bombed the city of Hamburg, Germany, killing 42,600 civilians–named Operation Gomorrah during World War II. In this video, footage of that chaotic and tragic night is shown. The memoirs of a housewife named Matilda are read over the visions of the … Continue reading

Operation Gomorrah
Hamburg Before and After the Bombing

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Survivors of Operation Gomorrah–which began on July 24, 1943 for eight days and seven nights in the city of Hamburg, Germany–recall how it has affected their lives and their families’ lives. Operation Gomorrah was when British and U.S. air forces carpet bombed the city in order to demoralize German civilians … Continue reading

Battle of Guam
U.S. Veterans Remember the Battle of Guam


Veterans recount the ferocious and bloody 1944 battle that saw the U.S. retake the island of Guam from the Japanese. Over twenty thousand died on the small western pacific island in a conflict that lasted twenty days and highlighted the ferocity of the war in the Pacific as American forces … Continue reading

Adolf Hitler
[Text] Gandhi to Adolf Hitler: His Appeal for Peace

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“It is quite clear that you are today the one person in the world who can prevent a war…” The following is a letter from Gandhi to Adolf Hitler written on July 23, 1939 before the official beginning of World War II. It is transcribed below: Dear friend,     … Continue reading

Amelia Earhart
Noonan & Earhart in Saipan?


World War II veterans stationed in Saipan, as well as Japanese medical workers and local island villagers, reflect on their various experiences coming into contact with Amelia Earhart or her lost plane, the Electra. Marine and Army veterans explain various events proving that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were … Continue reading