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War, Disability and the American Veteran. 10NOV Event

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7–9pm
World War I, which ended 97 years ago, was a turning point in the history of the treatment of veterans and of veterans’ policy in the United States. In this program, revisit the aftermath of World War I, the story of its veterans and the origins of Veterans Day, and discover how the history influenced the experiences of veterans involved in more recent wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The presentation is by John M. Kinder, associate professor of history at Oklahoma State University and author of Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran. The talk will be followed by a public dialogue with veterans’ advocates Floyd Nagler, a former Marine and Army reservist who served in Vietnam; and Ginger Macdonald, a retired 1st Sergeant, who served with the National Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The program will be moderated by Vietnam veteran Doug Bekke, curator of the Minnesota Military Museum.
Minnesota History Center 3M Auditorium 345 Kellogg Blvd. West St. Paul MN 55102 651-259-3000

This event is free and open to the public. History Center exhibits are free from 5-8 pm on Tuesday eve

*** SPEAKER CHANGE *** for 22OCT Session

Due to unforeseen and last-minute issues, our original speaker for the 22OCT program, Pat O’Donnell, is unable to come for his presentation. Jon Parshall has agreed to step in with a repeat of a Program that he developed for the Nimitz Museum on the use of Kamikazes by the Japanese in WWII.

Nuremberg: The Nazi War Crimes Trial (11/11/2015 Talk)

 World Without Genocide will host a talk examining the legacy of the Nuremberg trials and the precedents it established for modern international criminal law. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 7:00-9:00 pm at William Mitchell College of Law Conservatory, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. The event is open to the public and no reservations are necessary. $10 public, $5 students and seniors, free to William Mitchell and Hamline lawstudents. Continuing education credits are available for teachers and lawyers: 2.0 educator clock hours; $40 for 2 standard CLEs.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the international tribunal known as the “Nuremberg Trials,” where key Nazi perpetrators were prosecuted.   The program examines the proceedings at Nuremberg in 1945 at the InternationalMilitary Tribunal (IMT) and the precedents they set for prosecuting genocide, warcrimes, and crimes against humanity. Professor Michael J. Bazyler, J.D., co-author ofThe Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust and professor at Chapman University Schoolof Law in California, will discuss the IMT’s influence on subsequent internationaltribunals and the current human rights system. The event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association HumanRights Committee; Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul; St. Joan of Arc Church,Minneapolis; and the Human Rights Program and Program in Human Rightsand Health, University of Minnesota. More information here.

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.

Click here for more information.

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

For more info: (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.