“Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War” will be on view at Holocaust Museum Houston from July 15, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011. Curated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, this exhibition invites visitors to “explore and celebrate the achievements of Jewish men and women who were part of the American war effort on and off of the battlefield. In their own voices and through their artifacts, letters and photographs, the “Greatest Generation” tells the stories of what the war was like for all of its participants and for Jews in particular.
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Exhibition’s Web site (http://www.ourstofightfor.org)
This link takes visitors to the Web site created for the exhibition. Film trailers of veterans’ testimony, teacher guides and artifact exploration opportunities can be accessed through the site.
“All of Ours to Fight For” Resource Guide (http://www.ourstofightfor.org/resources.pdf)
This resource guide contains a chronology, several glossaries and lists of textual and Internet-based items of use for students and teachers.
“All of Ours to Fight For” Activities Booklet (http://www.ourstofightfor.org/activities.pdf)
This guide contains student activities for research, writing or group work.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Special Focus on Liberation (http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/liberation/)
Visitors to this site can view video testimony by liberators, select an animated map about liberation, read encyclopedia articles and consider the aftermath of liberation.
U.S. Army Units/Liberation (http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10006161)
This link takes visitors to a site where they can research U.S. Army divisions recognized by the USHMM and the Center of Military History as liberating units. The camp(s) liberated by each unit are identified.
Go For Broke National Education Center (http://www.goforbroke.org/default.asp)
Life stories of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII are used to educate the public about the responsibilities, challenges and rights of American citizenship.
VOCES Oral History Project (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/voces/)
This project highlights the contributions of Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.
Navajo Code Talkers (http://www.navajocodetalkers.org/)
The Navajo Code Talkers Association is an advocacy group which officially represents the Navajo Code Talkers regarding matters they deem of merit or great importance.
Pictures of African-Americans During World War II
The images described in this leaflet illustrate African-American participation in World War II. The pictures were selected from the holdings of the Still Picture Branch (NNSP) of the National Archives and Records Administration.