Origins and Backgrounds
- The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945
"has the info on the history of World War II 1939-1945, the greatest and by far the most destructive conflict the world has known."
World War II WebRing
Grolier - World War II
II Guerra Mundial - World War II History
"in Portuguese with photos, people, links and maps."
World at War
Timeline for World War II In Europe
World War II Timeline
HyperWar: World War II on the World Wide Web
"a hypertext history. Includes a timeline, information on various officers and battles, European and Pacific Theater coverage, and more."
World War II Info and Pictures
pictures of planes, tanks, ships, and people
World War II: Hopefully The Last Great War
"information and links to the Pacific Front and the European Front."
The World War Two Timeline
"covers the major events for each month during World War Two with relevant web links for many events. With extensive lists of other World War Two resources on the Internet, the reader will be able to get a broad overview World War Two on the web."
World War II Special Section
selection of articles culled from the archive of MagWeb
European Royalty during World War II
"Their wars always had the most exalted motives. In reality, it was always a question of odd patches of land, whose possession was bitterly disputed. How much Europe has had to suffer, for eight hundred years, from these practices -- and, especially and above all, Germany!... BY THE TIME OF WORLD WAR II, was the age of princes over? As my contribution to debate over that question, this site is intended to give an account of European royalty during the war. In order to avoid the pitfalls of hindsight, the site includes only information
Easy to Understand Books About World War I, World War II, and the Holocaust
America at Home and at War
- American Culture on the Home Front During WWII
A course at Georgetown University by Professor Miriam Reumwhwann Brown.
War, Conflict and Peace - World War II Archival Films
War Movies & War Propaganda
Media Resources Center Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley
1942- The Black soldier in WWII and after
U.S. Merchant Marine in WWII
San Francisco Harbor Defense Artillery in WWII
America from the Great Depression to WWII: Photographs from the FSA - OWI, 1935 -1945
A project sponsored by the Library of Congress, "The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II. The core of the collection consists of about 164,000 black-and-white photographs."
A Night Aboard a WW II Submarine
has many recollections of World War II
In Search of the Americans
"the accumulating avant-garde American history (1400-2000) by Professor Alfred de Grazia ... [including] the largest ... personal correspondence of home front-war front in WWII, and other literary and scientific materials of De Grazia on world governance and natural history of catastrophes."
WWII - Spies Wiretap
the index page of a Gopher site that contains links to useful documents about WWII
Selman Field Memorial Page
Army Air Forces navigation school in existence from 1942-46
American Aircraft of WW II
WWII site for US aircraft
Tuskegee Airmen: Tribute to my Father
"biography of an airman from the 322nd Fighter Wing, a member of the 100th Fighter Squadron."
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
is in a class by itself. It has many pilot-training films and offers many informative [and propaganda] films and movies about World War II Aircraft. The movies require the free RealPlayer from Real.Com. Each month there are movies with "stars" like Ronald Reagan, Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, and other readily recognized names. Be sure to consult "The Control Tower: WWII Aviation" for the best set of WWII aviation links available.
777th Bombardment Squadron & 464th Bombardment Group
"history, photos and mission records of J. D. Waldrop, tail gunner on a B-24."
Korematsu v. United States
about violation of a curfew order
The Decision To Evacuate the Japanese from the Pacific Coast
by Stetson Conn
Internment Camps at Tule Lake and Topaz
from the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, and Private Collections
Internment and Evacuation of San Francisco Japanese - 1942
A "collection of 1942 newspaper articles which details the evacuation
of the Japanese from San Francisco, and other West Coast cities."
Conscience and the Constitution
"about organized resistance to the incarceration of Japanese Americans."
History of the Japanese American Internment 1942-1945
"by students of Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee."
Issei & Nisei in Canada
The Canadian Nikkei Evacuation Experience
Japanese American Internment
collecting information on America's concentration camps
Memoirs of Lawson Fusao Inada
Preparations and Diplomacy
- Lest We Forget
World War II timelines, pictures, sounds, essays, et al. featuring photos and information about the Wehrmacht.
WWII: Wartime Alliance-US/USSR
Unsolved Mysteries of World War Two
World War II Propaganda Posters
Collections of World War II propaganda posters available at the University of North Texas Libraries and on the Internet.
World War II Analyzed
information on battles, generals, units, and much more.
Archives and Other Resources
- In It To Win: A Bibliography of World War II Resources
"This bibliography of World War II sources held by the Government Documents Department is arranged by the issuing agency. Also included are links to selected WWII Web pages. Government periodicals and monographs that include single chapters on World War II topics are not included, but should be consulted for in-depth research on the war."
A Guide to Research Resources Relating to World War II
Produced by the National Gallery of Art Archives
Avalon Project : World War II : Documents
from Yale Law School
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
has "diaries, letters, photos, etc. from service members, civilians, defense workers, etc."
Resources for Remembrance Day
"bibliography of World War I and II K-12 resources at Queen's University."
Reminiscences by Florida State University Faculty
"Cotton's expertise in aviation and aerial photography aided the war efforts of Britain in the first and second world wars."
Arthur Szyk Cartoons
"cartoons and caricatures from the WWII era, by Polish born artist Arthur Szyk."
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Military History Books - World War II
World War II Newsgroup and FAQ
World War II U.S. Veterans' Website
"contains a chat room where you can talk with other veterans, a place to look for lost war friends, and a spot to post your stories and pictures."
The Merchant Marine: America's Forgotten Veterans
594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
Web Military Bookshelf
World War II Magazine
About.com World War II Guide
"Find out more about the greatest conflict in the history of the world through the specific theaters of war."
Art and War: Australia, Britain and Canada in the Second World War
"...consists of 96 works of art from the collections of the Canadian War
Museum, the Australian War Memorial, and the Imperial War Museum...This is
the first exhibition of its kind to explore how Australia, Britain and
Canada lived through and recorded the greatest conflict in human history.
The works on display highlight notable differences in outlook and
expectation, both nationally and individually."
- National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument
"Information about the memorial and the association dedicated to those who fought in the battle."
American Air Museum in Britain
exhibits in the Imperial War Museum
The Concentration Camp Guide
by Marc Terrance. This site is designed with modern tourism in mind and is a guidebook to the camps.
The Merchant Marine: America's Forgotten Veterans
Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
"focuses on the everyday life of men and women, military and civilians alike, who experienced the pressures of World War II."
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Web Site
Richard L. Rodgers' site about America's most decorated World War II hero
Armies of the Second World War
Columbus World War II Round Table
World War II Commemoration [Grolier]
USS Savannah - CL-42
Ross Memorial Park
"Created and maintained by Jervis Bay Memorial Branch RCL. Memorializes the November 1940 conflict between the HMS Jervis Bay and the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer."
S.S. Lane Victory
"An operational World War II era victory ship, museum, and memorial."
Glider Pilot Regiment 1942-1945
Brief history of this elite regiment, its training, organization, men, missions and equipment
War Eagles Air Museum
"Dedicated to collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras."
The Texas Military Forces Museum
World War II Preservation Society
dedicated to preserving the memory of the veterans and civilians involved in World War II by collecting and archiving interviews and research
Women in WWII
- Women in World War II
"women's roles in World War II - in the military, in support services, in factories back home, in concentration camps, and keeping the home fires burning."
What did you do in the war, Grandma?
An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II written by students in the honors English Program at South Kingstown High
Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation
Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan
Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II
"Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers and Broadcasters of World War II spotlights eight women who succeeded in "coming to the front" during the war--Therese Bonney, Toni Frissell, Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, Clare Boothe Luce, Janet Flanner, Esther Bubley, Dorothea Lange, and May Craig."
WASP - World War II
"A Tribute to Women Air force Service Pilots of WWII, first women in history to fly American military aircraft!"
A People at War: Women Who Served
The War in Europe -- General
- Great Britain
Winston Churchill Memorial and Library
Battle of Britain 1940
links, books, and the art of one of the most important air battle of the WWII
Battle Over Britain
"Britain stood alone against the might of Nazi Germany with only a few hundred young pilots to protect her from invasion."
is "dedicated to the Royal Air Force Bomber Command 1939-45, with special reference to the Avro Lancaster Bomber."
Black Watch (RHR)
about the Royal Highland Regiment Special Force "The Chindits" 2nd Battalion, 14th Brigade Long Range Penetration
Hitler and the Germans
Adolf Hitler's First Antisemitic Writing, 1919
"A complete history - written just for this web site!"
"information on German Gebirgsjaeger Mountain Troops."
unit histories from 1939 to 1945
Luftwaffe Night Fighters Resource Page
"German Panzer Forces 1935-45, in English and German."
Admiral Graf Spee and Captain Hans Langsdorff
"photos and a brief account of the scuttling of the battleship."
illustrated home of the German wwII submarine force
ULB, Dsseldorf, Volkskunde
ber diese Seite finden Sie zahlreiche Verweisungen auf volkskundliche Informationsquellen im Internet
U-boat Net - The U-boat War 1939-1945
"The U-boat Net is one the most comprehensive military and history sites on the Net. Dealing with the U-boat War 1939-1945 through over 2200 pages and covering all German U-boats in the war and over 153 of the most decorated officers and personalities."
Failures of Historiography
Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War (1941-1945). An "essay from David M. Glantz of the US Army Foreign Military Studies Office."
The Battle for Stalingrad
the turning point on the Eastern Front
Battle of Kursk
"the greatest armored battle of World War II lasted from July 1-13, 1943. Both the Germans and the victorious Russians suffered exceptionally heavy losses."
The Red Army in World War II
"This project provides you materials, translated from different Russian sites,
books and serials. Operations, battle maps, equipment, weapons,
structure, battles history, photos. Eastern look on the World War II"
National Maritime Museum Association
"operates the USS Pampanito, a WWII submarine and assists with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park."
Don Merrigan's Subnet
European Axis airforces
German Resistance Exhibit
"history of the German resistance is the subject of a permanent exhibition at the German Resistance Memorial Center at the historic Bendlerblock complex in Berlin."
Marshal of Finland Mannerheim
"contains 300 pages and 1000 pictures... in English, Finnish and Swedish. This site is worth browsing for everybody interested in war and cultural history in Europe this century." --Leif Eklof
Finland in WWII
The Winter War of 1939-1940
The USS Augusta
flagship of the Normandy, southern France, & North African invasions
Military and War Collection
France in WWII
a history and description
Jews and the Resistance
- See Also: Holocaust Studies
The Concentration Camp Guide
by Marc Terrance, is designed with modern tourism in mind and is a guidebook to the camp
Understanding the Holocaust
source for information concerning the Shoah, from personal accounts to factual and historically based essays
Archive of Materials on Bulgarian Jewry During WW II
France in WWII
"From the Editors of Organisation. AMGOT. France in World War II. Vichy law and the Holocaust in France. . ."
Libration de Paris, 1944. Chronologie des vnements et documents photographiques
A personal account of clandestine radio in France during WWII
- General Information
JSOURCE: The Holocaust
"Has collections of articles and original documents pertaining to all aspects of the Holocaust." Almost fifty topics are covered in depth.
Auschwitz/Birkenau - Photographs by Alan Jacobs
David Boxer's March of the Living Page
a "personal experience on the March of the Living, including photographs."
The Holocaust Chronicle
companion web site to the book. Includes the full text and many of the images of the not-for-profit volume.
Understanding the Holocaust
source for information concerning the Shoah, from personal accounts to factual and historically based essays
Florida Holocaust Museum
Holocaust in Transformation
"Examining the experiences of Germany and America in dealing with the Holocaust memory; March 31 - April 1,1996, in Cincinnati, OH."
VeraFilm Among Blind Fools
"documentary film dedicated to research project about life and work of rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl of Bratislava and Nitra, Slovakia."
The Einsatzgruppen Archives
"history of the mobile killing units in photos, documents, and testimonies."
History of the German/Nazi Holocaust
"illustrated history of the holocaust performed by the Nazis during WW2 on the Jewish and other peoples."
Los Angeles Holocaust Monument
for remembrance of Jews from Europe
is "committed to exploring and communicating, especially in documentaries, the necessary lessons of hope intertwined with the Holocaust's unavoidable lessons of despair."
Holocaust: The World Must Remember, That It May Never Happen Again
Shoah Education Project
Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
"an overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through text, documents, photographs, art, and literature."
Rescuers During the Holocaust
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Yizkor Holocaust Info Online
"list of Holocaust links will direct the reader only to these sites that provide factual historical data on the subject."
Meyer's Holocaust Links
Westerbork: Portal of Auschwitz
"15 June 1942 the first train with 1137 Dutch Jews on board left Westerbork for Auschwitz/Birkenau. This is the history of that camp."
Holocaust Story: In Memoriam of Iwan and Jettie
"this story was written in memory of Iwan and Jettie, two youth companions who perished in Auschwitz."
The Holocaust History Project Homepage
"The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust denial."
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center
Children of Holocaust Survivors
"home of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors and the Descendants of the Jewish Community of Augsburg Germany."
Jews in Poland
Vinnitsa Region [Ukraine] Jewish Community
The VRJC has several functions, including the following: supporting the elderly and sick Jews of the region; creating and implementing educational programs; revitalizing Yiddish language and culture; preserving the region's Jewish historical artifacts, sites, and monuments; celebrating the traditional Jewish holidays; restoring the town's synagogue...The VRJC's archives contain documents pertaining to the Holocaust; these materials are primarily in Russian and Ukrainian, but there are also some documents in German.
Anne Frank Online
Anne Frank House Online
"Amsterdam, December 1, 1997: Starting today the Anne Frank House presents its official web site... Illustrated with photographs and quotes from her famous diary..."
Holocaust Search Engine
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
includes commentary and history behind this anti-Semitic tract
Skeptic's Dictionary: Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Freemasonry in British Columbia: Protocols of the Elders of Zion
provides the conceptual inspiration and history behind this work of modern anti-Semitism
Holocaust & Jewish Studies Sites
Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Institute for German-Jewish History
U.S. State Department Information On Holocaust Assets (GSUNET)
Auschwitz - Endstation Vernichtung
"the Concentration Camp Memorial of Mauthausen is running its new homepage. It includes a historical overview of the years 1938 - 1945 and information for visitors and researchers." This Austrian government site also offers a large number of pointers to holocaust sites.
"This site is a comprehensive resource on the holocaust."
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
"Founded by Steven Spielberg in 1994, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to videotaping and archiving interviews of Holocaust survivors all over the world."
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Giving the Devil His Due
About.com's Holocaust Guide by Jennifer Rosenberg
"My site features original weekly articles about the Holocaust, a timeline, and a continually growing collection of annotated links for research and study. In the near future, the site will host a Holocaust glossary and support a bulletin board and chat area for regular moderated forums as well as an opportunity to discuss the monthly book selections."
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
Free curriculum guides available via the World Wide Web, including Teaching Schindler --The psychology of Altruism in War. A unique guide to using the film Schindler's List in the class room. For middle and high school students. Deathly Silence --Everyday people in the Holocaust. Full of resources for teaching about the behavior of those who witnessed the Holocaust: Bystanders, Victims and Perpetrators.
Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy
March of the Living International
"learn about the horrors or the Holocaust and the spirit of Israel. Each year teens and college students take a two week to Poland and Israel. A life-changing experience."
March of the Living
"a two week voyage that takes place yearly during Holocaust Remembrance Day. It takes teens to Poland & Israel to allow them to see history with their own eyes.
AT Judisches Museum Wien - Jewish Museum Vienna
C.A.N.D.L.E.S Holocaust Museum
Holocaust Museum Houston
Museum of Tolerance
"high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, and the history of the Holocaust."
Responses to the Holocaust
Simon Wiesenthal Center
To Save a Life: Stories of Jewish Rescue
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Wolf Lewkowicz Collection
Yiddish letters (with English translations) written by a Polish Jew to his American nephew from 1922 to 1939. They provide insight into Jewish life in pre-war Poland.
Subscribe to USHRI
the mailing list of The United States Holocaust Research Institute, the scholarly division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It will announce their scholarly lectures and conferences. To subscribe, just send an email message: The body of the message should say: SUB USHRI
Non-Jewish Holocaust Survivors
"This site is dedicated to acknowledge and remember the five million non-Jewish victims and the millions of non-Jewish survivors that were also persecuted, tortured, and incarcerated in camps, including three million Polish Gentiles, thousands of Rom Gypsies, Jehovah Witnesses, Christian and Catholic clergymen, pastors, nuns and thousands of other humans that the Third Reich deemed degenerate like homosexuals, the handicapped, the mentally challenged and thousands of people who took the courageous step to speak out against Hitler and especially those who risked their lives to save their Jewish neighbors." -Terese Pencak Schwartz
The Mad Revisionist
Uses fact and ridicule against the deniers
"collection of articles and original documents pertaining to Holocaust denial."
Air Photo Evidence
L'Association des Anciens Amateurs de Rocits de Guerre et d'Holocauste
Campaign for Radical Truth in History
Vrij Historisch Onderzeo
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
Institute for Historical Review
Zundelsite, a "Revisionist" page
Challenges what has become taboo: The traditional, widely-believed version of the "Holocaust" - that is, the systematic gassing in German concentration camps in World War II.
Stolen Jewish Properties
Holocaust Assets Supplement
"specializes in restitution claims management for assets confiscated by Nazi authorities before and during the Holocaust."
"historical study of U.S. and Allied efforts to recover and restore gold and other assets stolen or hidden by Germany during World War II. From the U.S. Department of State."
New York State Holocaust Claims Processing Office
Swiss Banks' Dormant Accounts Web Site
Switzerland and WWII: The Documents
is sometimes overwhelmed by Holocaust deniers
- Sid's War - From El Alamein to Cassino
"The war time memoires of Pvt. Sid Martindale, 1st Battalion Argyll Sutherland Highlanders as told in his own words and photos."
World War II Pilot Memories
It is a personal account of my experiences as a pilot during WWII. This site has grown to be more than that, and hopefully, will continue to grow as we add memories, stories and accounts of other WWII pilots.
War Stories: Life and Experiences of Arnold Spring in WWII
"Pearl Harbor Day, Invasion of North Africa. By Adam Eisner."
26th Infantry Division
"WWII letters depicting a country's devotion to their GIs and the men's affection for the home front. A tribute to the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion."
A British Soldier Remembers
"contains information on a particular British soldier, (my dad) who fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Austria with the 56 Recce Regiment, 78th Battleaxe Division, 8th Army during WWII. Along with a large collection of his best war stories and anecdotes, the site contains fairly extensive information on the 56 Recce, including history, weapons, equipment, vehicles etc..." Robyn Dowsett Ontario, Canada
United States Air Forces In Europe
Effect of P-51 Mustang on Air War in Europe
World War II Convoys: The Runs to Russia By CE1 Robert A. Germinsky
Prisoners of War: World War II Bibliography
German POWs in Canada
Yves Bernard's book about the story of German prisoners of war (35,000 soldiers and officers) kept secretly in Canadian camp during the second world war.
Clinton, Mississippi German POW Camp
Pink Swastika Polemic
- The Hunt for Danish KZ-Doctor Carl Vaernet
"this Danish citizen, experimenting on KZ-camp gay prisoners during WWII, has been found dead in Argentina."
Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: An Annotated Bibliography
a bibliography of nonfiction sources in English dealing with the Nazi persecution of homosexual men and women
Other Side Of The Pink Triangle
"Kevin E. Abrams essay asserting that the Nazi Party was founded by homosexuals."
Pink Swastika: Rebuttal
"presenting opinions and links on the revisionist book."
Annotated Pink Swastika: Introduction
"review of the book that claims that The Third Reich was controlled by homosexuals."
Homosexuals and the Third Reich
"essay by James Steakley"
Nazi Germany: Paragraph 175 and Other Sexual Deviance Laws
"discussion of the laws passed against homosexuality by the Third Reich."
Nazis: On Homosexuals
"quotes from Himmler, Hoess and others on the subject of homosexuality plus some echoes from recent times."
Gay Prisoners in Concentration Camps as Compared with Jehovah's Witnesses and Political Prisoners
"essay concentrating on the Nazi's views on and treatment of homosexuals."
Pierre Seel: The Death of His Lover
"extracts from the story of a gay Holocaust survivor."
Views - International Committee for Holocaust Truth: Report #1
essay denying the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany
Holocaust Revisionism and Neo-Nazism
includes sections on anti-revisionism and anti-gay Holocaust revisionism
- Archives and Other Resources
1939-1945: A Soldier's War (CBC Archives)
Archives of Ontario Remembers the Home Front
Canada in WWII (Juno Beach Centre)
The Canadian Wartime Experience: The Documentary Legacy of Canada at War (University of Manitoba Archives)
Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)
National Film Board of Canada: D-Day
The Second World War (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Women in WWII
Canadian War Industry During the Second World War (Library and Archives Canada)
On Every Front: Canadian Women in the Second World War (CBC Archives)
Testaments of Honour Historical Archives ("Personal oral histories of Canadian veterans on digital video")