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The Story of Dr. Michael Siegel

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The story of Dr. Michael Siegel illustrates the challenge facing Americans who sought accurate news about Nazi atrocities during the 1930s and 1940s. In this guest post, David Klevan, History Unfolded’s education outreach specialist, describes what the American press got right and wrong about Dr. Siegel’s experiences in Munich during World War II.
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1 June 2016, Teacher Jennifer Goss and her students use and give testimonials about the History Unfolded Program in Staunton, Virginia.

Olympic Surprises

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Reflecting on the History Unfolded project’s August sprint of newspaper articles on the decision to send a US team to the Berlin Olympics, the word that stands out to me most is “surprised.” Not only was I surprised in several respects by the results, but many of our citizen historians used the word independently to describe how some of their findings differed greatly from their assumptions about the Holocaust. Read More