# World war ii
President Joe Biden's Statement on The Japanese American Day of Remembrance
Americans of Japanese heritage commemorate a Day of Remembrance (DOR) on or around February 19 of each year to remember the World War II experience of their families when their freedom was taken away due to racism, war hysteria, and a lack of competent government leadership at that time. Part of the purpose of the DOR events is to educate the public and to hopefully prevent an unjust incarceration of innocent persons from happening again in the United States.
The 38 Minute War, The Shortest War in History
The Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896 holds the peculiar distinction of being the shortest conflict in recorded history, a mere 38 minutes from start to finish. The genesis of this brief but significant event can be traced back to the Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty of 1890, where Britain and Germany delineated their spheres of influence in East Africa. Zanzibar fell under British sway, while Germany took control of mainland Tanzania.
The Swastika's Dark Descent: Hitler's Choice and Lasting Impact
The swastika. A seemingly simple four-armed cross evokes a spectrum of emotions – reverence in some cultures, revulsion in others. But how did this ancient symbol, once associated with auspiciousness and divinity, become forever intertwined with the horrors of Nazi ideology? Delving into this history requires nuance and sensitivity, understanding both the symbol's origins and its dark appropriation by the Nazi regime.
JANM Will Host A Day Of Remembrance Event in Los Angeles
Japanese Americans and immigrants from Japan faced extreme racism and hatred during World War II. Those living on the West Coast of the continental United States were forced to leave their homes and live in what are now called "American concentration camps."
UMFA Presents Work of Japanese American Women Artists
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be having an exhibition of artwork from three Japanese American women artists.
CAPAC Comments On Day Honoring A Japanese American
CAPAC stands for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus of the United States Congress. CAPAC consists of members of Congress who are Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and others who have a strong interest in advocating and promoting issues of concern to the AAPI community. This may include members who have a high concentration of AAPI in their districts.
Japanese Americans Hold Day of Remembrance to Teach WWII Injustice
The three Utah Chapters of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) are Salt Lake Chapter, Mount Olympus Chapter, and Wasatch Front North Chapter. They will jointly sponsor an event called a Day of Remembrance (DOR). This is to remember and teach others about the World War II experience of Japanese Americans with the hope that no one else will ever have to suffer such an injustice.
Honoring Fred Korematsu: Celebrating Civil Liberties
After the start of World War II, American citizens and immigrants in the United States of Japanese heritage were subjected to extreme racism. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed military commanders in certain areas to remove any persons.
Auschwitz Liberation: Remembering 79 Years Ago
January 27, 1945, was the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, one of the most notorious camps of World War II, by the Soviet Red Army. This date is now known by the United Nations and the European Union as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Kintsukuroi: A Film on Japanese American WWII Experience
A full length feature film by the name of Kintsukuroi will have a special "Sneak Preview" showing in San Jose, California. It will be at the San Jose Buddhist Church on February 10, 2024, at 2 PM. The address is 640 North 5th Street in San Jose.
Real Life Imitates Reel Life: "Pimpernel Smith", a Film that Saved Lives
PIMPERNEL SMITH (1941)- Shades of Romney Marsh, Robin Hood, Hogan’s Heroes And Sherlock Holmes!. As one delves deep in to this article/retrospect keep this in mind The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh is based on legend and fact of a Robin Hood like character.
Remembering Pearl Harbor: The Day that Changed History, December 7, 1941
On December 7th, 1941, the world stood still as a pivotal historical event unfolded - the attack on Pearl Harbor. In a surprise assault, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating strike on the United States naval base in Hawaii, causing massive damage to the Pacific Fleet and leading to the loss of thousands of lives.
Remember Pearl Harbor
In 1941, most Americans had no idea where Pearl Harbor was. The Japanese attack stunned the nation, just as 9-11 attacks did to a later generation. It's been 82 years since the attack. The handful of American servicemen still living that survived the attack are approaching 100 years old. Or more. The attack happened 80 years after the start of the Civil War. If there were any survivors left from that war, they probably felt similar. Vivid memories of war that the people around them had little or no recollection of.
Commentary – Mike Tussey: December 7, 1941 ‘A Day which will live in infamy,’ Pres. Franklin Roosevelt
An indelible memory spanning 82 years within the annals of time, still leaves the impact of a lifetime. It was 7:48 a.m/ Sunday morning on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where the Pacific Fleet had been stationed at Pearl Harbor since April 1940.
Civil Rights Pioneer Horace Clinton Boyd
The Rev. Dr. Horace Clinton Boyd (1926-2016) was born in Long County, the son of Ernest Franklin Boyd and Eula Wright Boyd. His father was a Deacon at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. After service in World War II, Horace attended Morehouse College and earned a doctorate degree in Divinity. He began preaching at Schofield Barracks […]
A "lovely toolbox" found in a garden shed turns out to be a historical item worth almost $19,000
In an article in The Sun, a man appears as a guest on The Antiques Roadshow and brings in a toolbox for valuation. He is left stunned when he finds out that the toolbox isn't really a toolbox but an item of great historical value.
WWII's most feared Allied spy: Virginia Hall
Born in Maryland on April 6, 1906, Virginia Hall would grow up to be the most feared Allied spy of World War II, known as The Limping Lady. While serving as the only woman in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) clandestine service, Virginia skillfully organized agent networks, assisted escaped prisoners of war, and recruited French men and women to run safe houses. She stayed one step ahead of the Gestapo at all times. For her courage and ingenuity, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross—the only civilian woman to be so honored. She did all this despite having a prosthetic leg, which she named Cuthbert.
Martin Scorsese Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Breach of Contract for WWII Film Production
Los Angeles, CA — In a notable legal development, a breach-of-contract lawsuit against acclaimed director Martin Scorsese is being challenged by his attorneys. The lawsuit, filed by Op-Fortitude Ltd. in the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Scorsese backed out of a commitment to be an executive producer for a World War II film, "Operation: Fortitude."
Honoring the untold stories of America’s first Black generals
The release of the 2012 film “Red Tails” about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) servicemen during World War II, was a watershed in more ways than one. Starring Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Nate Parker, and Cuba Gooding, Jr., the action-packed biopic was the first feature film made about the woefully under-acknowledged military men. The movie also changed the trajectory of Doug Melville’s life.
Elon Musk Unveils Untold Acts of American Benevolence Post-WWII
During a recent conversation with Lex Fridman, Elon Musk ventured into a lesser-explored narrative, shedding light on the altruistic actions taken by America after World War II. This particular story has often been overshadowed by the emerging trend of social consciousness.