World War II Series


World War II: Experience and Legacy is a series the commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ending of the war.  

The next installment in the series is on Wednesday, March 10, when Sandy French presents, "Germany's Memory Problem -- The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe."

Sandy French is a professor in the Radford University School of Communication.  Her teaching and research interests include organizational communication, business rhetoric, corporate reputation management, and leadership. Professor French also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Communication.

To attend via Zoom, please click on the following:  WW II Zoom Room.

In-person: Owing to COIVD restrictions, there is limited in-person seating for this talk. (In-person attendance remains available only to individuals with an affiliation with Radford University.) To register for in-person attendance, please use the following: German Memory Talk.  The talk will be delivered in the CITL iLab, 2nd Floor, McConnell Library.


If you missed a talk from last year, recordings of the presentations are becoming available.  Links to many of the talks are now active on the schedule below.

February 12  Suzanne Ament  Sing to Victory:  Song in Soviet Society during World War II

August 26    Rhett Herman   An Archaeological and Geophysical Expedition to Guadalcanal.     

Sept. 2       Sarah Gilbert and Samuel Lee    Women on the Battlefield: Nurses in World War II.

Sept. 9        Patricia Heberer-Rice     "Scientific Racism:  The History of Eugenics in Nazi Germany and the United States" Q&A Session with Patricia Herberer-Rice from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

Sept. 16      Jennifer Hedges with Moira Baker    J. D. Salinger, War Trauma, and Fiction.

Sept. 23      Johnny Moore     "Keep Baseball Going":  The National Pastime during World War II

Sept. 30     Michael Meindl      Animating World War II: Animation on the Home Front and Beyond

Oct. 7        Neil Sigmon       Breaking Enigma:  The Bletchley Park Codebreakers and the Turing Bombe

Oct. 21       Neil Sigmon    Navajo Code of World War II

Oct. 28      Mike Montgomery   German Perspectives on VE Day

Nov. 4       Roann Barris   From the Holocaust to Now: Visual Narratives of Trauma

Feb. 10    Tom Snediker  Life During Wartime: Jazz Music in Occupied Paris

March 10  Sandy French  Germany's Memory Problem -- The Memorial ot the Murdered Jews of Europe


This series is being sponsored and organized by the Department of History, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, and McConnell Library.  For further information, please contact, Dr. Suzanne Ament ( or Dr. Matthew Oyos ( at 540-831-5147.



*(The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement)


Feb 2, 2021
Dr. Sharon Roger Hepburn