Video: World at War - America in WWII

1945

National Association of Scholars

In 1939, Hitler's Germany began its invasion of Poland, which set off a series of war declarations from other European powers. Within a short time the world was embroiled in what would prove to be the deadliest conflict in human history. Over seventy million people died in the conflict, including some six million Jews systematically murdered by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust.

What were some of the most important events of the war? How did WWII shape the history of the United States and its trajectory as an engaged world power?

This webinar features Robert Citino, Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian in the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National World War II Museum; Sean McMeekin, Francis Flournoy Professor of European History and Culture at Bard College; and Marc Wortman, author of 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War. All of their books are available for purchase here.


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