The Top 5 Veteran Research Questions: Where to Go and What to Know
Below are the top five veteran research questions, where to go for further resources, and how to begin your search.
Honoring a Hero: The Death and Memorialization of Ernie Pyle
The shocking and unexpected death of beloved war correspondent Ernie Pyle spawned many efforts to memorialize his storied life.
“The Last Million:” Eastern European Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany
After World War II 1.2 million Eastern European displaced persons refused to return home, creating a large-scale refugee crisis.
The War Refugee Board
When President Franklin Roosevelt created the War Refugee Board in January 1944, he tasked this new government agency with rescuing and providing relief for Jews and other groups facing Nazi persecution and murder in Europe. By that time, more than five million European Jews had already been murdered. The War Refugee Board staff used creativity and the near-certainty of Allied victory to aid hundreds of thousands of people in the final seventeen months of World War II.
The Marshall Plan and Postwar Economic Recovery
The Marshall Plan was a massive commitment to European recovery after World War II that was largely supported by Americans.
"Even the Dead Won't Be Safe": Walter Benjamin's Final Journey
In late September 1940, the German-Jewish intellectual, Walter Benjamin, embarked on a dangerous and ultimately ill-fated journey across the Pyrenees to escape the Nazis.
Victory Corps Volunteer Spotlight: Julia
Julia engages with The National WWII Museum well beyond her Saturday commitment with the Victory Corps.
No Respect: The United Nations in Peace and War
The United Nations was a child of World War II, and another one of FDR's good ideas.
Victory Corps Volunteer Spotlight: Marc
Marc has grown to become one of the strongest leaders and well-respected mentors in the Victory Corps.
"The Runner Heading into the Last Lap": Bob Hope's VE-Day Message
Entertainer Bob Hope performed his regular radio show in front of a military audience at the US Naval Training Facility in Oceanside, California on May 8, 1945. The next day he played a central role in the Victory broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service. These performances both took a more somber tone than usual.
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.
Victory Corps Volunteer Spotlight: EMMA
Emma is what The National WWII Museum calls a veteran volunteer--but it’s not the service hours that keep her coming back.