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  • D-Day

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    The D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, was one of the most important military operations to the western Allies’ success during World War II. By the end of June, more than 850,000 US, British, and Canadian troops had come ashore on the beaches of Normandy.

    D-Day
  • Dachau

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    Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its allies established more than 44,000 camps and other incarceration sites (including ghettos). The perpetrators used these locations for a range of purposes, including forced labor, detention of people deemed to be "enemies of the state," and mass murder. Millions of people suffered and died or were killed. Among these sites was Dachau, the longest operating camp.

    Dachau
  • Danzig
  • Darfur

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    Between 2003 and 2005, an estimated 200,000 civilians died from violence, disease, and starvation as a result of a campaign of violence in Darfur by the Sudanese government. Two million were displaced from their homes. In 2004, the US Secretary of State called the violence in Darfur a genocide.

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    Darfur
  • David Broudo

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    Despite great obstacles, Jews throughout occupied Europe attempted armed resistance against the Germans and their Axis partners. They faced overwhelming odds and desperate scenarios, including lack of weapons and training, operating in hostile zones, parting from family members, and facing an ever-present Nazi terror. Yet thousands resisted by joining or forming partisan units. Among them was David Broudo. 

    David Broudo
  • Dawid Sierakowiak

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    The Jewish children of Lodz suffered unfolding harsh realities after the German invasion of Poland. Some of the children, among them Dawid Sierakowiak, recorded their experiences in diaries. Their voices offer a view into the struggle of a community and its young to live in spite of the most difficult circumstances.

    Dawid Sierakowiak
  • Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

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    The Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler aimed to purify the genetic makeup of the population through measures known as racial hygiene or eugenics. Scientists in the biomedical fields, many of them medically trained experts, played a role in legitimizing these policies and helping to implement them.

    Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
  • Deadly Medicine: Irmgard Huber

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