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  • Rosana Leicht Speaks

    Rosana Leicht Speaks

    Rosina Leicht recounts the events she and her family experienced being forced from their home in the midst of the political chaos and violence of WWII. She describes their flight by horse-drawn wagon from their small village of Lowas, Yugoslavia to avoid advancing Russian forces. Sheltering in Austria, first on a farm and then in a displaced persons camp, they immigrated to the US. in 1956. There, with determination and hard work, she and her husband created a secure life for themselves and their three children.

  • [Howard Zinn raw #15: Archival footage and images, from WWII]

    [Howard Zinn raw #15: Archival footage and images, from WWII]

    Archival footage of WWII and still photographs of child laborers.

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 82]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 82]

    Kartemquin Films interviews Morrie Fred, Director of the Spertus Museum of Judaica, about their 1992 exhibition Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries. The interview takes place after the exhibition has been finished and on display in the museum, and Fred discusses the risks involved in doing a gallery exhibition about potentially controversial issues.

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 37; Othello Anderson]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 37; Othello Anderson]

    Othello Anderson—co-curator of the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1994 “Bridges and Boundaries: Chicago Crossings” exhibition—talks to Kartemquin Films about a myriad of topics; including why he decided to participate in the show, his relationship with WWII physicist Dr. Lester Skaggs, and Black–Jewish relations.

  • In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II

    In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II

    Documentary about the only all-Jewish fighting unit during WWII.

  • Know Your Enemy – Japan

    Know Your Enemy – Japan

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. A WWII U.S. War Department orientation film using racist, anti-Japanese propaganda techniques. The film gives a brief history of Japan, and an overview of Japanese social, military, and political culture, with the ultimate goal of explaining that the whole  Japanese culture is designed to create soldiers bent on world domination. It uses typical War Department technique of narration over newsreel and stock footage, and dramatic re-enactments.

  • Herbert Hoover: An American Adventure.

    A PBS documentary about Herbert Hoover. It begins with his early Quaker childhood in Iowa, and follows his career as a mining engineer in Australia and China. It continues through WW I, as Hoover moves into public service, heading the food relief operations in Europe, where he became known as “The Great Humanitarian.” It follows his 1928 Election as president, and his tumultuous time in office after the 1929 stock market crash, and during the great depression. It concludes on Hoover’s resumption of a humanitarian role as he, again, heads food relief in Europe following WW II. The story is told using narration over vintage footage and still photos.

  • Bookmark, episode 203

    Bookmark, episode 203

    Host Lewis Lapham conducts a round table discussion with oral historian Studs Terkel and author Paul Fussell on the subject of World War II. Fussell had just written a book about WWII entitled Wartime.

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