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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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    Captain Benjamin Salomon’s Medal of Honor

    Benjamin Salomon, a Jewish American dental officer in the Army, made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his patients and fellow soldiers in World War II. Almost 60 years after his death in the Pacific, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. 

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    The Origins of the International Tracing Service

    The Allies created the International Tracing Service (ITS), now referred to as the Arolsen Archives, to centralize postwar efforts to locate missing persons and help survivors discover the fate of family members in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust.

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    Private Mikio Hasemoto’s Belated Medal of Honor

    Decades after his death, Mikio Hasemoto’s Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. A second-generation Japanese American serving in the segregated 100th Infantry Battalion, Hasemoto’s sacrifice was one of many initially overlooked because of race.

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World War II On Topic

Season 3: Episode 1 – “Patriots From the Barrio with Dave Gutierrez"

Welcome to a new podcast series where we revisit some of our most riveting and educational discussions on World War II. This episode is brought to you by the Museum’s Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.

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