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Chapter 26

WWII Primary Sources: Chapter 26

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University of Toronto St. George
Wagner Denton

Chapter 26: Second World War – Perspectives from the Past The Second World War • Outbreak of war took the form of an overt act of aggression by Germany • Lightning-war strategy returned the elements of speed and mobility to warfare • War was not merely between competing nations but between two fundamentally opposed political and social philosophies, between fascism and antifascism • The defeat of theAxis powers (Germany, Italy, japan) seemed like a triumph for the principles of democracy, tolerance, and individual liberty • Any optimism generated by the return of peace was quickly overshadowed by the emergence of a bipolar system of international relations Atlantic Charter and Third World Nationalism • Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt met in Newfoundland to discuss the common aims between Britain and the United States • They wanted to give democracy to the people and the freedom to choose where they live • Fullest collaboration between all nations in the economic field with the object of securing, for all, improved labour standards, economic advancement and social security • Establish peace which will afford to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries • Abandonment from the use of force Survival in Auschwitz • By Primo Levi • He was ¼ people who survived in his wagon (it began with 45 people) • Gave a memoir about living inAuschwitz • Said that it was just the “soldier’s everyday duty” • Women and children were often murdered w/o a second thought because they had no use to the Reich • P
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