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In Politics, War, and Personality: Fifty Iconic World War II Documents That Changed The World, Kenneth W. Rendell curates a collection of some of the most revelatory letters and artifacts surrounding the war.

8 Harrowing Documents That Reveal An Inside Look At World War II

In Politics, War, and Personality: Fifty Iconic World War II Documents That Changed The World, Kenneth W. Rendell curates a collection of some of the most revelatory letters and artifacts surrounding the war.

George Takei at Rohwer Camp, Arkansas, where he and fellow Japanese were interned during World War II.

Star Trek actor George Takei writes about being interned in Arkansas and California internment camps along with his Japanese-American family during WWII, a particularly important remembrance.

En la imagen se puede observar el mapa con la distribución actual de las Lenguas Mayas.    En la actualidad, se utiliza la palabra MAYA para designar a una cultura que desarrolló una lengua, un sistema de escritura y un calendario propio en el area de Mesoamerica. Los representantes de dicha cultura viven actualmente en los países de México, Guatemala, Belice, Honduras y El Salvador. Sin embargo, el origen de la palabra “Maya” es bastante incierto.

Map of areas where the various Mayan languages are spoken. Font sizes indicate relative sizes of speaker populations (Yucatec and K'iche' with and speakers respectively;

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This is a picture of a Hooverville in Central park during the great depression. Hoovervilles were communities of poor people living in dilapidated homes during the Great Depression.

The end of World War II: The Japanese surrender instrument is signed on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay (September 2, 1945)

WWII September 1945 General Umezu signing the Instrument of Japan's surrender, Tokyo Bay.

This rare, early photo of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan was discovered in 2008, by a staff member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society who was going through a large photography collection that was recenty donated. It is the earliest photo of Helen with her teacher and the only known photo of Helen with one of her dolls which were important in her education.

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an Helen sitting outside in a light-color

Tatsuo Osako, a naval officer from Chiba, Japan has been named "The Japanese Schindler" by many historians. He, along with several colleagues, were responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety. Although Japan had an alliance with the Nazis during the war, their government did not adhere to the racial policies being advocated by Hitler and his officials, and men like Osako were credited with having saved hundreds of people.

An Evacuation of Jews, With Help From Japan

TATSUO OSAKO aka The Japanese Schindler (Japanese naval officer, responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety)

Omar Kaihatsu, circa 1944-1945, was interned in the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp at the beginning of World War II. He later served in the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the most decorated regiment during the war. After WWII he moved to Chicago where he introduced the city to a variety of Japanese-made films. He died at age 88 on February 13, 2014.

Omar Kaihatsu, circa 1944-1945, was interned in the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp at the beginning of World War II. He later served in the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the most decorated regiment during the war. After WWII he moved to Chicago where he introduced the city to a variety of Japanese-made films. He died at age 88 on February 13, 2014.

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