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Bell work: What do you think was
the most important technological
advance in WW2? Why?
American reaction and response to the
Holocaust (US 70)
1. Anti-Semitism existed in the US, but not to
the degree as in Germany.
2. Once known here, the press kept the
information low key. During WWI, many
German atrocities were found to be false
after being published in American
3. A weak Bermuda Conference was held
with America and Britain.
American reaction and response to the
Holocaust (US 70)
4. Finally, in 1944 the US set up the War
Refugee Board. While it is thought that
this agency eventually saved about
200,000 lives, there remains debate
today about how slowly we reacted.
World War II
Yalta Conference (US 71)
Feb 4-11, 1945
Winston Churchill. Joseph Stalin, and
Franklin Roosevelt met at this Russian
Crimean resort town.
Yalta Conference
Soviets would help defeat Japan in
exchange for some Asian territories.
Germany would pay some war
Eastern European countries would
have free elections.
Security Council would now include
France in the future United Nations.
World War II
Potsdam Conference (US 71)
July 17-Aug 2, 1945
Joseph Stalin, Clement Atlee, and Harry Truman
met at Potsdam, Germany.
Germany would be divided into four zones of Allied
Complete disarmament and demilitarization of
All vestiges of the Nazi era would be removed.
Potsdam Conference
At this meeting, Truman informed Stalin
of the first atomic bomb blast.
World War II
United Nations (US 72)
Established Oct 24, 1945 in San Francisco.
Its goal was to promote international
cooperation. There were 51 member states
(now has 193). During WWII, FDR wanted a
successor to the League of Nations.
World War II
Cordell Hull (US 72)
A Tennessean, he was the longest serving Secretary
of State of the United States (1933-1944). He was
instrumental in establishing the United Nations, and
in 1945, won a Nobel Peace prize for this work. FDR
called him the “Father of the United Nations.”