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America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference

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Uses interviews, official photos, home movies, and archival footage to explore the factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust and asks the question "Why didn't America do more?" Looks at America's inaction through the experiences of a Jewish refugee trying to save his parents, and through documented evidence of official policy of the U.S. government.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
202.

Mood Indigo: Blacks & Whites ; It's Been a Long, Long Time

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Newsreel footage shows that the American home front was as racially segregated as the Armed Forces; the end of the war brings changes to the country.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
203.

Sacrifices and Shortages ; A String of Pearls

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America copes with shortages during the war and women go off to work.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
204.

Thanks for the Memories: Accentuating the Postive

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American show business goes to war. Dinah Shore leads a tour of the Hollywood Canteen, and Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra sing to sell war bonds (1st work). Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Jerry Colona, Joe E. Brown, and Marlene Deitrich lead Hollywood stars overseas to put on shows for troops in the war zones. Highlights show what Americans thought was entertaining and funny in the 40s (2nd work).
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
205.

Great Speeches Video Series Volume 5. Franklin Roosevelt: Declaration of War

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This video is of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Declaration of War after Pearl Harbor.
Online
1941
206.

Japan Surrenders

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Shows Japan's international activities, 1931-1945: troops embark for Manchuria; Shanghai lies in ruins (1937); Japans delegation leaves the League of Nations; war rages in China; Italian troops invade Ethiopia; Franco's troops guard Madrid; a party celebrates the Axis pact of 1940; Chinese refugees clog the streets; Pearl Harbor is attacked; remnants of the U.S. fleet assemble; the amphibious assault on Guadalcanal; Gen. MacArthur returns to the Philippines; Iwo Jima is attacked; Gen. Buckner watches Japanese surrender on Okinawa; kamikaze planes attack aircraft carriers; B-29's bomb Japan; the Navy bombards Hokaido; the atom bomb devastates Hiroshima; the Potsdam Conference meets; a parade in Moscow; Hirohito rides in a procession; Pres. Truman announces the Japanese surrender; and [...]
Online
1945
207.

Hollywood at War

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This program shows how the government enlisted Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley, and Madison Avenue to inspire the American people after Pearl Harbor. With documentaries, movies, music and humor, America's entertainers rallied both civilians and the armed forces.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)