Tag Archives: WW II

TRIVIA TRAIL: BOMBING EXEMPTION

Question: What British seaside town did Hitler order the Luftwaffe to not bomb in WW II? Answer: Blackpool, so it could be used it as Hitler’s personal resort once Great Britain had been trounced and the Germans took over. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/feb/23/hitler-blackpool-resort-plans

HISTORY MYSTERY SHARE: LOST TREASURES

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HISTORY SHARE: WAR CRIMES

War Crimes is a term kids will have been hearing a lot about lately, and older ones can be encouraged to learn more about past crimes that were labelled such, and express their opinions on both those and what’s going on in Ukraine and other places around the world today. https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/war-crime/277652 https://www.history.com/news/war-crime-international-criminal-court

HISTORY DEBATE TOPIC: EUROPE’S NEW HITLER

Older kids might be interested in arguing for or against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine being similar to Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia – the first in a series of ‘take-overs’ with the ultimate goal being world domination. https://www.voanews.com/a/is-putin-the-new-hitler-/6476408.html https://www.grunge.com/784872/hitler-vs-putin-their-biggest-similarities-and-differences/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nazis-take-czechoslovakia

HISTORY SHARE: CONFLICT BETWEEN RUSSIA & UKRAINE

For Russia and Ukraine to be at odds is, sadly, by no means a new scenario. https://www.npr.org/2022/02/12/1080205477/history-ukraine-russia

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: UKRAINIAN HERO VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY

Definitely someone history will remember. https://time.com/6154139/volodymyr-zelensky-ukraine-profile-russia/

HISTORY SHARE: THE OAK JOZEF

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HISTORIC REUNION: AMERICAN SOLDIER’S REUNION WITH ITALIAN CHILDREN HE MET IN WW II

A virtual reunion, in these times, but once people are able to travel again, they plan an in-person one, too. https://tinyurl.com/y8h2n693 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/15/us-soldier-reunites-with-italian-children-he-almost-shot-during-second-world-war?fbclid=IwAR0D58MI6Vy-EKcYPl8YAapTP1Z5hLqnu7B6Tkn9vlRY5PY24-jNJ66USnU

HISTORY SHARE: HOLOCAUST HANUKKAHS

Happy Hanukkah! https://www.history.com/news/holocaust-hanukkah-concentration-camps-jews

HISTORY SHARE: WARTIME SANTA

https://www.history.com/news/santa-goes-to-war  

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