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In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now. A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland shows photographs taken in the extermination camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same locations today. More than a million people - most of them Jewish - were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.

Lesson Plan: A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words: "Reading" Photographs as a Primary Source

Normandy, France: Remembering D-Day - YouTube. A short video with lots of modern day footage.

Teaching the Holocaust with Primary Sources

  • Karin Morgan-Garl

    I haven't talked to anyone under 25 that even knows what it is! Are they even still teaching about it?

Order to Report for Induction - The Draft and WWII

How to answer many common classroom questions regarding Hitler and the Jews -

Have students analyze high school yearbooks from WWII. Compare/contrast today vs. back then.

My Story: Pearl Harbor - Primary Sources, Hour by Hour Details, Teacher's Guide, etc.

CLARK GABLE serving as an gunner during in WWII.  He signed up for duty following the tragic death of his wife Carole Lombard, who was on a war bond tour when her plane crashed. The grief-striken Gable served with a bomber squad in Europe. Due to his fame and heroism, Hitler put a bounty on Gable's head.

Shirtless American sailors relax on and around several torpedoes on the deck of an unidentified ship during the Pacific conflict, 1943. On one torpedo is written 'Armistice Day- Hell!' - 1943 ~

World War II in Europe: Every Day - This video shows the changing front lines of the European Theater of World War II every day from the German invasion of Poland to the surrender of Germany.

Oradour-sur-Glane. More than 400 women and children were herded into the church where SS troops soaked the pews with gas & barred exits before setting it on fire. More than 200 men were put in a barn where they were shot in the legs, then doused with petrol and set alight. French historian Guy Perlier told Le Figaro, 'This illustrates German thinking which insists on shedding light on all acts committed by the German army during this period'

"What To Do In - Blackouts" Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety Civil Defense 1942

Ticket to the Other Side: A GI lies dead on the beach as his buddies are pushing inland, Normandy, June 6, 1944. Note the tag from the burial detail already attached to his uniform. The remains of the soldiers killed on the day of the landings are all interred at the US military cemeteries in Normandy.

The remaining Doolittle Raiders will gather in Dayton, Ohio, for a final time in November 2013.