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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Bright orange carrots, big white potatoes and dark green kale are a few of the vegetables that could be seen growing in yards around Milwaukee during WWII. Many residents, urban and rural, converted everyday spaces into bountiful...
Monday, June 4, 2012

Informative look at reporters covering WWII

“If you ever have to go to war,” Walter Cronkite said late in life, “don't go by glider.” Gliders in wartime do not always glide the way they are supposed to, and the canvas-covered, aluminum-framed one carrying Cronkite to cover Operation Market...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

National effort aims to educate the public on once-lauded crop

Ten hours after Pearl Harbor burned and more than 2,000 Americans perished, the Japanese...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Finding salvation in gritty Holocaust drama

“Poldek” Socha is a meaty-faced, crude man who cusses like a sailor as he navigates the sewers...
Monday, May 25, 2009

Milwaukee as it was

America needed women to fill the places left by men called into the service in World War II. While stories of Rosie the Riveter are well known, other women gained entry into more creative fields during the war. In those years Janet W. Kimberling, a girl from New Rochelle, N.Y., found employment as an architectural drafter in New York City. After the war, she continued working in commercial design...
Monday, May 4, 2009

A definitive history

A little more than halfway through The Third Reich at War (Penguin Press), the concluding volume in Richard J. Evans' mammoth and masterful trilogy of the history of Nazi Germany, appears a statement that could serve as its central theme: "The obsessive pursuit of the Jewish population all over occupied Europe continued, irrespective of the economic utility or otherwise of their extermination."
02.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Released late last year, Defiance was the fictionalized movie version of the Bielskis, three Jewish brothers who organized resistance against the Nazis after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The History Channel documentary �The Bielski Brothers: Jerusalem in the Woods� tells the true story. It�s out now on DVD. Remarkably the gap between fact and fiction is narrow, a matte...
05.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
To our eyes the past is black and white. From photographs of the Civil War through early footage of the Civil Rights Movement, the catalog of historical images is drawn mostly from black and white still and motion pictures. Even the existence of color film before the 1960s is startling because of its rarity. The documentary They Filmed the War in Color puts World War II in a different lig...
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Book Preview

With summer still months away, mentally transporting yourself to warmer climes isn’t a bad idea. On Feb. 12, the Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library hosts a talk and book-signing by author Paul Salsini, followed by a demonstration of Tuscan cooking by chef-instructors Elissa Frank and Simonetta Palazio . . .