Mary Skinner's Special Film 'Irena Sendler–In The Name Of Their Mothers'
By Pamela Burke UPDATE 3/20/13: For more current information about the Irena Sendler film, visit this facebook page. UPDATE 2/26/12: This documentary just won the 2012 Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary in Public TV Mary Skinner is a former marketing executive turned documentarian. She's recently released the remarkable film: Irena Sendler, In the Name of their Mothers, the story of a group of young Polish women who outwitted the Nazis to save thousands of Jewish children from certain…
The Vietnam War Era
practicallyspeaking-vocalo: “Ray has been an activist since the 60s. He organized lunch counter sit-ins and participated in the March on Washington. When he was drafted to fight in Vietnam, he took...
Top 10 Famous Generals Of World War 2
During the historical timeline of World War 2, we have witnessed Generals either leading their boys to a top-notch position or sending them to a straightforward downfall. TopYaps lists ten famous G…
The Good War, For Design
World War II may have been necessary, but, like all wars, the horrors outweighed the fruits of victory. There was, however, what might be called an unintended consequence, as there are in most wars. World War II gave rise to new technologies, for instance. It also brought forth the talents of many designers. Charles an
Join the WAC now!
This WWII poster for the Recruiting Publicity Bureau of the United States Army was illustrated by artist Bradshaw Crandell, c. 1943. 'Are you a girl with star-spangled heart? Join the WAC now! Thousands of Army jobs need filling! Women's Army Corp. United States Army.'
15 badass women of World War II you didn't learn about in history class.
The women of World War II were stone-cold warriors. Much like their male counterparts, women in the Allied countries were clamoring to get in the game from the moment war broke out. For the most part, the men in charge were like, "We're, uh, not exactly sure what to do with you." And the women were...
Mildred Harnack was a Milwaukee-born German-American who moved to Germany with her husband and became part of the nazi resistance. She was beheaded on 16 February 1943. Her last words were purported to have been: "Ich habe Deutschland auch so geliebt" ("I loved Germany so much"). She was the only American woman executed on the orders of Adolf Hitler.
A "baby" Waffen SS trooper, most likely of the "Hitlerjugend" SS-Panzer Division that was decimated during fighting in Normandy, June-July 1944. SS recruiters for the division accepted boys as young as 14 into the ranks. By the time of its surrender to the Allies on May 8, 1945, the division stood at 10,000 down from 20,540 at the time of its first deployment.