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More resources on the World War II from the archive.

Interpretive analysis

Dachau being liberated

Public Understanding of the Holocaust, From WWII to Today

Seventy-two years ago this week, the Soviet army liberated prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp. How much did Americans at ...
D-Day on Omaha Beach

D-Day? What’s That?

As people all over the world observe the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy – widely considered the ...
America's wars of the 20th century

America’s Wars of the 20th Century

Public Perspective, August/September 1997. Was our intervention a mistake? Different conflicts, different results, different verdicts. Read more ...
World War II & the lessons of history

World War II & the Lessons of History

Public Perspective, August/September 1995. [D]espite World War II's monumental importance and its looking shadow over the ensuing decades, public knowledge ...

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NORC: The Early Years

The National Opinion Research Center is a non-profit organization associated with the University of Chicago. NORC has been conducting polls ...
Roper Fortune under the direction of survey pioneer Elmo Roper

Roper Fortune Collection

Under the direction of survey pioneer Elmo Roper, the Roper Organization conducted the landmark Fortune studies:  over seventy survey projects undertaken ...

American Soldiers Studies of WWII

On the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Research Branch of the Information and Education Division of ...

Charts & graphics