This exhibit was put together by public history students at Kennesaw State University for the Museum of History & Holocaust Education. They bring an exhibit filled with primary source documents, newsreels, and more about Hollywood during World War II.
When you arrive at the site, you’ll have the option to Enter the Exhibit, For Teachers, For Scholars, and Your Story. I suggest heading into the Exhibit to start with. The first page of the exhibit gives you some background information about the role that Hollywood played in World War II. At the top of the page, you’ll find a navigation strip with the following categories: American Society, Conflict & Censorship, WWII Films, The Holocaust, Stars at War, After the War, Film & Memory, and Resources.
The For Teachers section offers a teacher’s guide for grades 9-12. It’s a downloadable PDF.
The For Scholars section offers resources that will be helpful to people studying this topic in academia.
Your Story – is a survey you can take to relay how film helps to shape your knowledge of the 1940s and World War II.
This is a really interesting exhibit with a lot of great resources – like the entirety of Casablanca. Go check it out for yourself today!