Who is Hitler?

Ok, something is seriously lacking when your thirteen-year-old daughter asks who Hitler is.  So, this week we’re doing a blitz study of World War II.  We’ll start with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and work through D-Day to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the surrender of Germany in May 1945.  (It was May, wasn’t it?)

Of course, I expect to start reading, share the atrocities, and then finally hear from her, “Oh, THAT Hitler.”  Because there are so many others we could have meant, right?

I plan to use this website so that I don’t miss anything major.  I think as I work through the “blitz”, I’ll plan a more in depth study of it later.  They’ll be familiar with it anyway.  Along with going over basic events, significant people, and how it affected the world, we’ll watch a few movies of the time.  I’m thinking one per day.  Among them will be…

As for books, we’ll read the wonderful story by Elizabeth Enright, Thimble Summer.

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