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Charity Adams Earley Oral History

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Black Americans in a "Two-Front War"?

In 1945, Charity Adams Earley became the first Black female officer to command a unit of Black American women serving in Europe. Like other Black Americans who fought against Nazi Germany, the women in her battalion faced segregation in their own ranks.

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Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust

View sources that highlight Jewish responses to persecution and genocide under Nazism.

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Americans and the Holocaust

Explore sources that reveal how Americans understood and responded to Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust.

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Everyday Life: Roles, Motives, and Choices During the Holocaust

Find sources exploring the difficult choices and pressures that confronted people during the Holocaust.

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Belonging and Exclusion: Reshaping Society under Nazi Rule

Examine sources that show how the Nazis and their supporters transformed Germany to align with theories about race and national unity.

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