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A Library digitization project reveals parts of World War II as the Marines lived it and heard it.
Andrew Huber, a liaison specialist in the Veterans History Project, tells what it’s like to help veterans tell their stories.
The “double war” of World War II — segregated units fought fascism abroad and discrimination at home.
Haruo Shimizu survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and gave a harrowing narrative of that day to Bill Floyd, an American soldier stationed in post-war Japan. Floyd’s family recently donated his papers, including the manuscript, to the Library.
Library collections preserve photos taken by George S. Patton, the brilliant World War II commander on campaigns through North Africa and Europe. His family donated his papers to the Library after his death in 1945.
Diaries, letters and oral histories reveal the hardships and heartbreak of wartime service. They’re captured in the Library’s Veterans History Project.
The remarkable story of how the Japanese post-raid assessment of their attack on Pearl Harbor came to be held by the Library of Congress.
Love letters dot the Library of Congress’s collections — centuries of devotion, passion, longing, regret and heartbreak put down on paper.
A small collection in the Library’s Manuscript Division preserves drawings created by children who survived Nazi concentration camps during World War II.