This thoughtful book describes the course of events that followed the end of World War II, and the war's long-term legacy. Readers will learn about war crimes trials in Japan and Germany which brought to light the horrifying mass murder of six million Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. in an attempt to ensure the survival of the Jewish people. Discussion boxes describe the Paris Peace Conference in 1947 which redrew international boundaries and created the state of Israel, reconstruction in Germany and Japan, the founding of the United Nations, and setting the stage for the cold war.
The Legacy of World War II
Crabtree Publishing Company
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