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

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

Joe DiMaggio
Dimaggio Was a Hero to Many


Sports writers and baseball players such as Willie Mays, Tommy Lasorda and Yogi Berra talk about their relationships with Joe Dimaggio. Willie Mays talks about how Dimaggio was his icon as he was growing up playing baseball because he was talented in all parts of the game. Tommy Lasorda calls … Continue reading

Eva Perón
Biographer Describes Eva Perón’s Legacy in Argentinian Politics

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In this news broadcast from 1996, Professor Marysa Navarro of Dartmouth College discusses the influence that the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón, had on her people. Navarro describes how the 1996 movie “Evita,” starring Madonna as Perón, paints the former First Lady in a negative light–a simple “caricature”–who began … 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

Jackie Robinson
The Story of Jackie Robinson


In this mini video biography on Jackie Robinson, historians give an overview of Robinson’ life starting at his childhood and going all the way to his death in 1972. One historian even says “The story of Jackie Robinson put a black man at the center of the story of America … Continue reading

Brooklyn Dodgers
Red Barber Recalls Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier


Red Barber, a play-by-play radio commentator for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1939 to 1953, is asked about Jackie Robinson, who joined the Dodgers in 1947, making him the first African-American to play Major League Baseball (MLB). Barber remembers being told by Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, that … Continue reading