Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918) September 26, 2015 – March 13 2016

Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918)

The multimedia exhibition Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918) will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russian archives and museums, as well as collections from seven countries.

This major exhibition at The Museum of Russian Art is held in collaboration with The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The Federal Archival Agency of the Russian Federation, The Russian State Archives, The State Museum and Exhibition Center “ROSIZO” in association with The Russian Historical and Military History Societies. Partners include collections in Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Germany, and the U.S. (Minnesota Military Museum, the Foundation of Russian History) as well as private collectors.Faces of War: Russia in World War I presents the story of WWI as a historical drama of epic proportions that brought incalculable destruction and suffering to millions of people. The exhibition highlights the fate of soldiers and officers who were killed and maimed in WWI and highlights the fate of Russia’s military during World War I.

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Witnessing History: Honoring Liberators and the Liberated Event on 29OCT

Witnessing History: Honoring Liberators and the Liberated  Thursday, October 29 @ 7:00 p.m. Beth El Synagogue 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park, MN  55416

Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and the Minnesota National Guard for a meaningful commemoration and celebration of the Liberators and Liberated. Colonel Edward Shames, one of the last surviving members of the Band of Brothers, will speak about his new book Airborne: The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company.  The evening will also feature the paintings of local artist Kathryn Anderson Richards. Richards’ artwork depicts her grandfather’s slides of Dachau’s liberation. Kathryn’s grandfather, Reinhold M. Ericson, served in the 116th Evacuation Hospital and served the 7th Army in the Battle of the Bulge before liberating Dachau.  RSVP at witnessinghistory.eventbrite.com

For more info: Laura@minndakjcrc.org (612) 338-7816  Registration recommended, Open to the Public

See Flyer here

 

The Fallen of WW2 (interactive presentation)

The Fallen of World War 2 The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in battle deaths in the years since the war. The 15-minute data visualization uses cinematic storytelling techniques to provide viewers with a fresh and dramatic perspective of a pivotal moment in history. The film follows a linear narration, but it allows viewers to pause during key moments to interact with the charts and dig deeper into the numbers. Click here for the story

Ken Krueger’s 90th Birthday Party! (and book signing)

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:00-9:30 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church 5151 Program Ave. Door A, Mounds View, MN  55112 Brief program at 7pm, light refreshments available.
Help us celebrate Minnesota veteran Ken Krueger’s 90th birthday and the release of the second edition of his WWII memoir, “Fighting for Delphine.”
Ken’s new book contains the original story plus ten additional chapters and color photographs, highlighting his return to France sixty-seven years after leaving the War and his first love behind.
Please invite family and friends to meet Ken and the author, and to join us in honoring one member of the “Greatest Generation.”
Read flyer for the event.

318th Infantry Regiment (WWII) Contacts?

Do you have any contacts (historians or veterans) for the 318th Infantry Regiment(WWII)? 
If so, please contact Don Patton. Some documents have been found about a soldier from that unit who is considered MIA.  If a family member can be found there is a good chance to get him identified or at a minimum give the family some answers about his death.

Ritchie Boys Film

Ritchie Boys Film:  Young men who fled Nazi Germany return as US soldiers trained in intelligence and psychological warfare
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:00-9:00 pm at William Mitchell College of Law Auditorium 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN Open to the public. Students and seniors free; $10 general public.
Website for the local sponsoring organization