Friday, February 22, 2019

Eighty-Six Links That May Change the Way You Think About World War II

Pre-WWII Treatment of Jews by the U.S., U.S.S.R., and other Countries

S.S. St. Louis the Ship of Jewish Refugees Nobody Wanted”:


"The U.S. Government Turned Away Thousands of Jewish Refugees, Fearing That They Were Nazi Spies":

F.D.R. Hesitated to Get the U.S. Involved in WWII

Franklin D. Roosevelt “I Hate War” Speech August 14th, 1936”:

“The Almanac Singers – Ballad of October 16th”: (Pete Seeger singing)

F.D.R. Surrounded Himself with Anti-Semites

"Was FDR's Mother Anti-Semitic - and Does it Matter?":

"Did FDR Betray the Jews?":

"FDR Wanted Jews 'Spread Thin' and Kept Out of U.S., Documents Reveal":

"Behind the Headlines[:] The Nefarious Role of Henry Stimson":

"Henry Stimson Approves Passover Furloughs":

Review of "The Conquerors":

"Truman diary reveals scorn 'for cruel Jews'":

"Truman diary reveals anti-Semitism and offer to step down":

"We Can Learn a Lot from Truman the Bigot":

"Harry and Bess: Never in My House":

"No Jews at Potsdam":

German-American "Pride" in 1930s America

"Nazis in New York City: 80 Years Ago Pro-Hitler Americans Staged a Rally at Madison Square Garden":

"Nazi Speech at Madison Square Garden Rally" (February 20th, 1939):

"German-American Bund"

"American Nazis in the 1930s - The German-American Bund":

"The Day the German-American Bund Marched in Grafton":

"How Milwaukee's German-Americans Faced Down Fascism Eighty Years Ago":

American Collaboration with Nazis

Auschwitz: Americans and Germans Built It, the Red Army Liberated It

Why didn't America bomb the railroad tracks into Auschwitz?”:

Soviets liberate Auschwitz”:

Soviet forces liberate Auschwitz”:

U.S. and British Betrayal of Soviets

Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech”:

'You Are the Un-Americans, and You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourselves': Paul Robeson Appears Before HUAC”:

European Acts of Nazi Appeasement

Europe Signed Pacts with Nazi Germany – But Only the USSR Is Still Accused of 'Colluding' With Hitler”:

7 non-aggression pacts and treaties signed by European countries with Nazi Germany”:

Nazi-Soviet Pact: GCSE/AS level history”:
(watch the part in the middle about European nations' pacts with Germany)

Wallis Simpson's affair with Nazi minister Joachim von Ribbentrop:

Russia Was the Main Protagonist of, and Lost the Most People in, World War II

'Soviet Union could have won WWII alone'":

How the Soviet Union helped save the world from Hitler during World War II”:

Don't forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler”:

“How Many People Did Stalin Kill?”:
(read for background)

How many Russians were killed during World War II?”:

“How did so many Russian civilians (10 million) perished in the WW2? Were they just in the way or were they targeted?”:
(read the comments)

Why Russians Still Love Stalin

Positive views of Stalin among Russians reach 16-year high, poll shows”:

“Why So Many Russians Still Love Stalin”:

“Why so many Russians like Stalin again”:

Red Army veteran about Stalin / Rokossovsky/Khrushchev/historical facts and myths/etc.”:

“The Big Question: Why is Stalin still popular in Russia, despite the brutality of his regime?”:

Why was Stalin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize when he did so many bad things?”:

“Anthem of the U.S.S.R./Soviet Union by Paul Robeson”:

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact Was Not What it Seemed

The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: The 1939 Agreement Between Hitler and Stalin”:
(read for background)

“Russia's War” documentary:
     “The Night Before Midnight” (Part 2 of 10):
     “The Goths Ride East” (Part 3 of 10):

“Woody Guthrie: I Was in the Revolution”:

U.S. During the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact”:

“5: GCSE History – the Nazi Soviet Pact”:

World War II – Carving up Poland (part 1)”:

“1939 Soviet-Nazi Pact: Putin defends Molotov-Ribbentrop pact which divided East Europe”:

Steven Kotkin and FinnishBolshevik on Stalin

Steven Kotkin: “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941”:
(watch from 28:07 to 39:03)

Steven Kotkin: “Joseph Stalin: Waiting for Hitler (Part 2)”:

FinnishBolshevik: “Zizek & Kotkin on Stalin”:

FinnishBolshevik: “Thoughts on Stalin”:

FinnishBolshevik: “Was Nazism Socialist? (Response to TIK)”:

Joe Kopsick on Nazis vs. Soviets, Communism and Socialism, Gulags, etc.

Joe Kopsick: “Debunking the Top Six Claims that the Nazis Were Socialists”:

Joe Kopsick: “Reflection on the Use of Forced Labor Camps by Anarchists and Communists”:

Joe Kopsick: “Ben Shapiro's 'Socialism is Theft' Ignores WWII, NATO, Corporate Privilege”:

Joe Kopsick: “What Liberals and Conservatives Both Get Wrong About Socialism and Communism”:

Joe Kopsick: “'Stalin Killed More Than Hitler' Borders on Holocaust Denial”

Joe Kopsick: “The Gulags Were Less Harsh Than American Prisons Are”:

Joe Kopsick: "Stalin Killed Fewer People Than Hitler Did, and How Stalin Tricked Hitler with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact":

Other Links on Stalin

Hitler vs. Stalin: Who killed more?”:

"Einstein, H.G. Wells, and Other Leading Figures Who You Didn't Know Were Pro-Stalin":

Links About the Pacific Theater of WWII

North Korea: Crossing the Line”:

"Japanese Submarine Sunk at Pearl Harbor is Found":
(notice that the first casualty of U.S. involvement in World War II was a Japanese submarine sailor, and that the submarine attack preceded the kamikaze attack)

Additional Links

"Let's Not Leave the Soviet Union Out of Our D-Day History":

"Russia: D-Day not a 'game-changer'; WWII's outcome determined by Red Army victories":

 “The issue of Stalin's legacy and the Soviet Union is an interesting study in how we know what we know”:

“Was Joseph Stalin a Bad Person?”:

“The Holodomor Hoax: Joseph Stalin's Crime That Never Took Place”:

“Let's Be Honest – Stalin Was Less of a Criminal Than Churchill, Truman, and LBJ”:

“Useful Links About Communism”:

Originally published on February 22nd, 2019, under the title
"60 Links That May Change the Way You Think About World War II"

Original set of 60 links collected between August 2018 and February 22nd, 2019
Additional links added on February 26th, March 7th, May 1st, and June 7th, 2019

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