Area lecture series to look at World War II

January 19, 2019

WHITEWATER -- The Fairhaven Lecture Series in Whitewater will take a closer look at World War II this spring.

Lectures in the “A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at World War II” series will feature presentations by faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Whitewater and Rock County campuses. Lectures are as follows:

-- Jan. 28, “Making the Movies Safe for War: The World War II Combat Film.”

-- Feb. 4, “Hidden Pasts and Desires: Gay and Lesbian Lives During World War II.”

-- Feb. 11, “Why American Literature Mattered in the 1940s.”

-- Feb. 18, “The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Part 1.”

-- Feb. 25, “The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Part 2.”

-- March 4, “American Politics in the Shadow of World War II: Re-examining the Presidential Elections of 1940 and 1944.”

-- March 11, “American Hegemony: The World the Greatest Generation Built.”

-- March 18, “Women of the Air: American Women Pilots in World War II.”

-- March 25, “Understanding the Soviet Experience in World War II.”

-- April 1, “World War II and the Creation of the Modern Middle East.”

-- April 8, “The German-American Community and World War II: A Cautionary Tale.”

-- April 15, “Children, Save Yourselves! One Family’s Story of Holocaust Survival.”

-- April 22, “Humanity, Hospitals or Historical Monuments? Protecting Italian Cities From Aerial Bombardment During World War II.”

-- April 29, “The West Is the Best/The Beast in the East: World War II Ends and the Cold War Begins.”

All lectures are free, open to the public and held Mondays at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. For more information, visit www.uww.edu/ce/fairhaven.

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