A New Digital Teaching Tool Examines American Democracy during the Second World War

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has introduced a new digital teaching tool for the college classroom: Experiencing History offers students and teachers an innovative platform for accessing original materials on a wide variety of themes of topics. As part of a broader effort to examine American responses to the Holocaust, we've recently created two source collections dealing with issues central to American democracy in the 1930s and 1940s.

CFP: Sites of Contest: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy and the Global South

Culture has served as a “weapon of the struggle” during the Cold War. It played a central role in leftist literary circles, socialist realist poetry and muralism, as well as in the CIA-backed Congress for Cultural Freedom, whose artist groups embraced Abstract Expressionism and modernist poetry.

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