World War II http://wunc.org en A Snapshot Of A Nazi http://wunc.org/post/snapshot-nazi <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">It was a photograph of two women at a table, one in a dress and one in a suit, that inspired Francine Prose's latest novel. The suited woman is Violette Morris, a French athlete turned Nazi collaborator. Mixing history with fiction, "<a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Lovers-Chameleon-Club-Paris-1932-Francine-Prose/?isbn=9780061713781">Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932</a>" (HarperCollins, 2014), imagines Morris' life through multiple narrators.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:04:38 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35095 at http://wunc.org A Snapshot Of A Nazi Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories http://wunc.org/post/holocaust-survivors-tell-their-stories <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">With each passing year, we lose more survivors of World War II. And not just the soldiers who fought, but the targeted civilians who survived the Holocaust. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, we share a few of their stories.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">We begin by talking with speakers from the <a href="http://www.holocaustspeakersbureau.org/">Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speakers Bureau</a>. It works to preserve the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"> talks with three people from the Bureau: Sharon </span>Halperin<span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors; Peter Stein, a survivor from Czechoslovakia; and Renee Fink, a survivor from Holland. </span></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:35:46 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 34579 at http://wunc.org Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories Durham Navy Veteran Celebrates His 100th Birthday http://wunc.org/post/durham-navy-veteran-celebrates-his-100th-birthday <p>Durham resident and Navy veteran Jerry Smith turns 100 years old on Tuesday, and he’ll have what is likely to be his biggest birthday bash yet. &nbsp;The North Carolina Executive Mansion is hosting a party for Mr. Smith to honor his service as a Navy Seabee during World War II. Attendees include Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Senator Richard Burr, Rear Adm. Douglas Morton, as well as other Naval Commanders and Army Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:14:38 +0000 Laura Candler 21417 at http://wunc.org Durham Navy Veteran Celebrates His 100th Birthday Researcher Documents The Use Of Music In War http://wunc.org/post/researcher-documents-use-music-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">World War II was fought not only with guns and bombs but also with strings, brass, and percussion. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">The American government used classical music as part of the war effort to demonstrate the cultural dominance of the Allies. The military also used songs to rally American troops. </span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:02:34 +0000 Adija Manley, Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 20758 at http://wunc.org Researcher Documents The Use Of Music In War Untold Story Of World War II Heroism Revealed http://wunc.org/post/untold-story-world-war-ii-heroism-revealed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>We’re all familiar with the brave soldiers who fought and died during World War II, but the story of a group of medics and nurses, stranded in Nazi-occupied Albania, remained untold until now.</p><p></p><p>Writer Cate Lineberry chronicles the tale in her new book, “The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Medics and Nurses Behind Nazi Lines” (LBC/2013). Host Frank Stasio talks to writer <a href="http://www.catelineberry.com/">Cate Lineberry</a> about her new book.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:07:02 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 15873 at http://wunc.org Untold Story Of World War II Heroism Revealed Conscientious Objector Documents Pacifist Role In World War Two http://wunc.org/post/conscientious-objector-documents-pacifist-role-world-war-two <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ned Arnett was a conscientious objector during World War Two, a position that was rare and not commonly documented.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:22:25 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 11146 at http://wunc.org Conscientious Objector Documents Pacifist Role In World War Two Colors of Confinement http://wunc.org/post/colors-confinement <p>Bill Manbo’s family was just one of many forcibly relocated into Japanese internment camps during World War II. He recorded his time there on a 35 millimeter camera and eventually passed the photos along to <a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/faculty/directory/mullerericl/">Eric Muller, a professor at the University of North Carolina</a> at Chapel Hill. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:21:00 +0000 Frank Stasio, Nicole Campbell & Shawn Wen 3733 at http://wunc.org Colors of Confinement Honoring Jan Karski http://wunc.org/post/honoring-jan-karski <p>The Nazi invasion of Poland launched World War II in Europe and ushered in one of the most destructive periods in world history. A group of freedom fighters called the Polish Underground fought the Nazis throughout the war. Tue, 29 May 2012 15:53:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4679 at http://wunc.org Honoring Jan Karski NC WWII Veterans Awarded Legion of Honour http://wunc.org/post/nc-wwii-veterans-awarded-legion-honour <p>Ten veterans in North Carolina received France’s highest honor in a special ceremony yesterday. The French Consul General in Atlanta awarded the Legion of Honour to a group of World War Two veterans in a ceremony at the old state capitol building. The retired service members say they were lucky to survive a war that changed their lives forever.<br> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3178 at http://wunc.org Battleship To Get Repairs http://wunc.org/post/battleship-get-repairs <p></p><p>A relic of World War II and source of pride for North Carolinians is getting some much-needed repairs. The Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will have work done on its hull starting in April. But people will be able to tour the ship as the work is taking place.</p><p>Spokeswoman Heather Loftin says it's an opportunity for a new generation to experience history in the making:</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:40:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10079 at http://wunc.org Battleship To Get Repairs