Category Archives: World War II

Auschwitz Survivor Turns to Facebook to Find his Identical Twin

Menachem Bodern (born Eli Gottesman in the Ukraine) left Auchwitz on January 27, 1945 with an adopted father who took him to Israel. Now 73 years old, the survivor of the Third Reich’s most notorious death camp has turned to … Continue reading

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Six Sites for Primary Source Materials

It is officially August and most educators are beginning to feel the pressure that is the beginning of school. As we start to look at rosters and enrollment, we start to pull out and revamp old lesson plans and search … Continue reading

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Identifying the Children of the Holocaust

More than one million children died during the Holocaust, many of them separated from their families and alone. Now, the United States Holocaust Museum has begun the “Remember Me Project,” a program aimed at identifying more than 1,100 children of the Holocaust … Continue reading

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Today in History – The Bombing of Hiroshima (Aug 6, 1945)

At 8:16 am in the morning of August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the atomic bomb on the civilian town of Hiroshima. Three days later, the atomic bomb would be dropped on Nagasaki. On August 15, 1945 … Continue reading

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Watch African-American Jesse Owens Win 100m at the “Nazi Olympics”

I came across a great video of famous African American athlete Jesse Owens (courtesy of that depicts the Olympic legend (and personal her of mine) winning the final for the 100m. Jesse Owens represented the United States during the 1936 Summer … Continue reading

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Veteran History Project now on iTunes U

Thanks to my friend Michael Hulshoff-Schmidt for inspiring me to write this post. The Library of Congress has begun their “Veteran History Project,” officially recording the experiences of American Veterans in their own words for future generations. Interested in hearing about … Continue reading

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Looted Nazi Art Gets Online Database

Looted Nazi Art and monies are often the center of public and emotional debate. The catalogue of looted art pieces has now been digitized in the hopes of helping victims’ estates reclaim items and to assist curators in identifying stolen pieces. … Continue reading

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Anne Frank Museum – Now Online

The Anne Frank Museum has just launched an online initiative that allows visitors to tour the small enclosure from their home computers. It’s a wonderful educational tool for anyone who teaches the touching story of this young girl. If you … Continue reading

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