Connie Gentry received her bachelor's degree in history from Nicholls State University, and her master's degree in public history at the University of New Orleans. As a research assistant, Connie works with various projects within the Museum. Her current research and fields of interest are war and memory and the cultural effects of World War II on participating nations.
Intern, Research Assistant, President and CEO Emeritus Office
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Projections of America: Introducing the American Way of Life Abroad
Robert Riskin, head of the Bureau of Motion Pictures, was responsible for creating Projections of America, a documentary film series that became one of the most important propaganda initiatives of World War II.
Private First Class Sadao S. Munemori's Medal of Honor
In 1946, Pfc. Sadao Munemori became the first Japanese American awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on the Gothic Line during World War II.
“Lady Death” of the Red Army: Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Known to her enemies as “Lady Death,” Lyudmila Pavlichenko is recognized as the most successful female sniper in history with a total of 309 confirmed kills.
Going For Broke: The 442nd Regimental Combat Team
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese American unit, is remembered today for its brave actions in World War II. Despite the odds, the 442nd’s actions distinguished them as the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of the US military.
Going for Broke: The 100th Infantry Battalion
The 100th Infantry Battalion, comprised largely of second generation Nisei, bravely fought in Europe and became one of America's most highly decorated units of World War II.
An Architect of Terror: Heinrich Himmler and the Holocaust
In 1945, one of history’s most notorious figures committed suicide by ingesting cyanide. Heinrich Himmler, known for his role in the implementation of the “Final Solution,” is remembered today for his heinous acts across Europe during World War II.
Calling All Czechs! The Prague Uprising of 1945
Seventy-five years ago, in final days of World War II in Europe, Czech citizens and members of its resistance launched a final assault against the Nazis. The Prague Uprising lasted for five days, and came to represent a symbol of Czech resistance in World War II.
What We Fought Against: Ohrdruf
On April 4, 1945, the US 4th Armored Division and 89th Infantry Division of the Third US Army came face to face with the horrors of Nazi brutality. The men discovered Ohrdruf, a Nazi labor camp and a subcamp of the Buchenwald system.
Oradour-sur-Glane: Martyred Village
The visible remains of Nazi brutality.