Our on-site exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You are welcome to visit us for a self-guided tour or request a docent for your school or organization. For more information about visiting the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, click here.
Censorship and Banned Books, 1933-1945 features panels and artifacts that highlight the history of regulation in Germany and the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. Topics include "Self-Censorship in Hollywood," "Nazi Book Burnings of 1933," and "Munich Art and Music Exhibitions, 1937-1938." Each topic explores the different forms of censorship that took place internationally leading up to World War II and examines the divergent path each government took toward what it deemed "inappropriate."
Drawing on testimony obtained through the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Legacy Series oral history project, this hands-on, multimedia exhibition follows the experiences of twelve individuals whose lives intersected in Georgia, but whose journeys took them across the world. The exhibition also provides a glimpse into President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's unique Georgia Journey that occurred between 1924 and his death in Warm Springs in 1945.
"V for Victory" tells the story of the home front as well as the battlefield in World War II. The exhibition examines the rise of totalitarianism, reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the draft, the painful goodbyes, rationing, dealing with loss, and homecoming celebrations. We also invite you to explore how local Georgia companies like Bell Aircraft (later Lockheed) and Coca-Cola got involved in war time production and the new opportunities that surfaced in the workforce for women and African Americans.
"Parallel Journeys" tells the stories of twenty teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Holocaust. Although Anne Frank is one of the most famous teenagers in history, with her diary translated into over 67 languages and capturing the hearts of readers across the world, her story alone does not document the complexity of World War II and the Holocaust. The testimonies in "Parallel Journeys" document different experiences of World War II and the Holocaust and demonstrate some of the realities of this brutal conflict.
During World War II, 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the west coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced into a series of camps to live under armed guard. Japanese-American confinement was authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and supported by Congress and the Supreme Court. Authorities feared that Japanese residents were disloyal and might aid in a Japanese invasion of the United States. Japanese Americans contested these charges throughout the war and later sought formal redress.
Rosie the Riveter is the iconic symbol of women's involvement in World War II. She is one part of a larger story about the many ways women contributed to and were affected by war. World War II changed the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life in the United States, especially for women. Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II explores the lives of women in World War II.
"The Tuskegee Airmen" explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. Read More. Although required to train and fight in segregated units, the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be some of the most skilled aviators during the war. Between 1941 and 1946, what became known as the “Tuskegee experiment” trained more than 1,000 pilots.
The Butterfly Project was initiated by the Holocaust Museum Houston in 2001 to honor the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The project's goal was to collect 1.5 million hand-crafted butterflies, one for each child victim. The program was brought to Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2005 by professors Natasha Lovelace and Charlotte Collins. We encourage all visitors, especially those with children, to create a butterfly and honor those who died in the Holocaust.
World War II was fought with images and slogans as much as it was with tanks and guns. Propaganda was a powerful weapon in the arsenal of mass persuasion. Both the Allied and Axis powers used propaganda to enlist support for the war, to foster patriotism, and to define their enemy as dangerous and, in some cases, even subhuman.
This exhibition explored the effect the war had on individuals relationships with the production and distribution of food. It touched on topics such as the role of propaganda on the home front in conserving resources for those on the war front, the ingeniuty of individuals who came up with recipes and grew Victory Gardens in an attempt to offset this lack of resources, and how talking about recipes and food in the concentration camps helped to sustain victims of the Holocaust.
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