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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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Eugene Bullard: Hero of Two World Wars

02/01/2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for an exciting conversation between two of the country's leading WWII historians about a truly remarkable man who fought the Germans in both world wars—but for the French rather than his own country, the United States.

A LIMITED PODCAST SERIES FROM THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

"To The Best of My Ability"

Season 2: Episode 3 – Ezra Weston Loomis Pound

After more than 20 years living abroad as an expatriate in Italy, poet and Nazi sympathizer Ezra Pound was charged with 19 counts of treason against the United States. During World War II, Pound broadcast pro-Facist propaganda into the US, accepting payment from the Italian government. He expressed support for Hitler and Mussolini, criticized FDR, and blamed the Jews for the outbreak of the war--all staples of Nazi propaganda. Pound was eventually found mentally unfit to stand trial, and was incarcerated at St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital for more than 12 years. While institutionalized, he managed to befriend white supremacists and members of the Ku Klux Klan, including John Kasper, a staunch segregationist who was suspected of committing multiple synagogue, church, and school bombings.

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