Syrian Civil War
[Text] The Syrian Civil War: My Story With Death


Author: Ahmad Beetar “You killed my dreams, destroyed my future and ended my career and any chance for me to get a better life. And you are representing me?” I am a Syrian citizen. I came to the U.S. for a short-term scholarship, then settled here for good. I have witnessed … Continue reading

Warsaw Ghetto
Polish Underground Fighters & the Jewish Unit of the Uprising


Members of the Polish Resistance discuss their memories of the Warsaw Uprising on August 2, 1944, during World War II when Polish citizens took up arms in order to liberate Warsaw from the Nazis. One underground fighter, Waclaw Micuta, who lead the liberation of the concentration camp in the Warsaw … Continue reading

Agent Orange
The Long-Term Effects of Agent Orange


War photographer Philip Jones Griffiths discusses the pictures he documented and the visions he saw when visiting Vietnamese villages that had been sprayed with Agent Orange, a herbicide that contains high amounts of dioxin. As targets of the United States’ plan for herbicidal warfare during the Vietnam War, these areas … Continue reading

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The ‘Living Hell’ From the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

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In August of 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Toyomi Hashimoto, a survivor of this tragedy, remembers it vividly. Hashimoto was 21-years old at the time and a mother to one son, and pregnant with another. She recalls the hectic and terrifying … Continue reading

Oklahoma City Bombing
Child Survivors Discuss the Tragedy 15 Years Later

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Fifteen years after the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995, four child survivors share their stories. To this day, the bomb attack they lived through, which killed 168 people and injured 680 more, is considered the deadliest act of domestic terror in the history of the United States. Despite … Continue reading

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Aiko Kori Shares Her Survival Story

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Aiko Kori describes surviving the atomic bomb attack on the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II. Only 17 years old at the time, Kori recalls being mistaken for a corpse, narrowly escaping cremation, and picking maggots out of her wounds–among other horrors. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki by … Continue reading

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