World War II

  • Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites

    This full-text, illustrated, online book tells the story of the forced evacuations of nearly 120,000 Japanese-American citizens following Pearl Harbor and each of the War Relocation Authority internment camps to which they were sent.

  • Dr. Seuss World War II Cartoons Reflect Author's Politics And Imagination (PHOTOS)

     Dr. Seuss may be best known for works like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, he was also a prolific political cartoonist during World War II. Penning editorial cartoons for the left-leaning New York newspaper PM from 1941 to 1943, Dr. Seuss covered the war from a unique angle that presented progressive opinions ornamented with entertaining flights of fancy.

  • Geoff Charles Photographs of Wales and the English border during the Second World War

    These pages provide you with an opportunity to learn more about life in Wales during the Second World War. They are full of interesting and exciting activities that use unique photographs from the Geoff Charles Collection.

  • Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation

    This site reveals a little-known aspect of Holocaust history by telling the story of Jews who escaped from the ghettos, becamepartisans, and fought the Nazis. The foundation is collecting archival material and oral histories from former partisans an ...

  • Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation

    Most people have never heard of the 20,000-30,000 Jews who fought back against the Nazis as Jewish partisans. These Jews were responsible for thwarting the Nazi war machine in countless ways. This information has the power to transform people's perception of the Jewish experience during the Holocaust.

    The mission of the JPEF is to develop and distribute effective educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.

    JPEF's goal is to engage and educate teens about the Jewish partisans. Recognizing that this learning can take place in a variety of settings, they've put together a variety of resources and materials.

    I think we fail to tell the entire story if we don't include these sorts of accounts into our World War II and Holocaust lessons. Many of our students have a perception that all Jews (and other groups persecuted during World War II) passively submitted to German orders. The story of the Partisans can be an eye-opening tale that highlights one of the  many ways that Jews resisted the efforts of Germans and their allies.

  • Online Footnote.com and The National Archives Launch Largest World War II Interactive site

  • The National WW II Museum, New Orleans *******************

    The website for this museum, designated by Congress as the country's official World War II museum, features extensive information about World War II and the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Provides an overview of World War II, fact sheets

  • The Science and Technology of WWII

    The Science and Technology of WWII provides students and teachers with lesson plans, timelines, essays, images, and learning activities about the scientific and technological developments that took place during WWII. The darkroom section of the website contains thirteen categories of images of WWII scientific and technology developments. The timeline on the website allows students to explore the scientific, technological, and political steps in the development of the atomic bomb. The learning activitiessection of The Science and Technology of WWII gives students the opportunity to learn about and send coded messages.

  • The War Relocation Centers of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger than Justice

    A lesson plan designed to study the U.S. government's confinement of people of Japanese ancestry to relocation centers duringWorld War II. Resources include maps, readings, photographs and layouts of the Manzanar (California) and Rowher (Arkansas).

  • They Drew Fire: Combat Artists of World War II

    Devoted to the combat artists of World War II, who "depicted the war as they experienced it." Features a gallery of works; profiles of artists (Howard Brodie, Manuel Bromberg, William Draper, Richard M. Gibney, Robert Greenhalgh, and Ed Ree ...
  • Timeline: World War II Chronologies

    Learn more about the events of World War II with these timelines from other American Experience Web sites:

  • War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945

    A searchable and browsable collection of over 7,000 photographs and 300 Kodachrome slides taken by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) during World War II, documenting the internment of Japanese and Japanese Americans evacuated from California, Oregon ...

  • World War II - Hawaii War Records Depository Photos

    The Hawaii War Records Depository was established in 1943, and it contains over 880 photographs taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. The Depository also holds around 1000 newspaper photographs from the Honolulu Star Bulletin and 330 photographs identified as being from the Honolulu Advertiser.

  • World War II - Axis History Resources

  • World War II - Concentration Camps - Bergen-Belsen, Germany

    Official website for this memorial located in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, on the site of former Nazi prisoner-of-war (POW) and concentration camps during World War II. Includes details about the exhibition building opened in October 2007, a timeline and ...

  • World War II - decisions made by President Roosevelt during World War II Timeline

  • World War II - HyperWar: A Hypertext History of the Second World War *************

    The content of HyperWar consists primarily of official documents produced by various agencies of the United States, United Kingdom and British Commonwealth governments.

  • World War II - Propaganda in Germany and the U.S.A.

    Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and the American Office of War Information took on similar tasks during World War II. Both worked to persuade citizens of the importance of the war effort, stir up patriotism, and emphasize crucial efforts like resource conservation and silence about military tactics.

  • World War II Commemoration

    This well-written site provides an in-depth introduction to the Second World War. Information is given on each of the major war theaters with key terminology and concepts explained for the layperson. Biographies of the leading political figures and s ...

  • World War II Database *********************

    The World War II Database is founded and managed by C. Peter Chen as an extension of his personal history notebook. This goal of the site is to offer interesting and useful information about World War II.

  • World War II Poster Collection

    Images of "over 300 [World War II] posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945." Searchable, and browsable by date, title, and topic (including war bonds, victory gardens, recruitment, and rationing; use ...

  • World War II Primary Source Document Collection *****************

    The Primary Source Document Collection holds several complete books and several hundred individual documents, all original material relating to WWII. The Pearl Harbor Archives hold more than 5,000 pages of documents, exhibits, and testimonies

  • World War Two History **************

    This IPL pathfinder is intended to aide high school and college students in beginning research papers on World War II. Print and Internet resources are included.

  • WW II - Bombing of Germany: American Experience

    This film examines the defining moments of the World War II offensive that led the British and American Allied forces to carry out a bombing campaign of unprecedented might over Germany's cities, claiming the lives of nearly half a million civilians. Joe Morton narrates.