Museum in the News

Museum in the News

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At Natick museum, World War II feels all too real

With 10,000 artifacts and half a million documents, it plans to expand

It is not the Sherman tank, nor the mannequin of Hitler dressed in his actual brownshirt uniform, not the chess board that concentration camp inmates made from rye bread that pops up over and over again in student feedback forms about their visit to The International Museum of World War II in Natick.
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Remember Pearl Harbor: Exhibition Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Attack

Massachusetts museum gives multiple perspectives on the “date which will live in infamy”

On the morning of 7 December, 1941 — “a date which will live in infamy,” as President Franklin D. Roosevelt described it — a surprise Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor, a U.S. Naval base in Oahu, Hawaii, killed 2,403 Americans and jolted the United States into entering an international war on two fronts.
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A Thing of the Past –  or Is It?

The 1000-Reichsmark bills on display at the New York Historical Society’s “Anti-Semitism 1919-1939” exhibition seem almost unused, fresh from the 1922 German mint, probably because rampant inflation quickly made them worthless.
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The Museum of World War II acquires book signed by Anne Frank

The Museum of World War II, located in Natick, has acquired a copy of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” signed and inscribed “Anne Frank en Margot Frank.” (Margot was Anne Frank’s sister.) The book, and an accompanying letter signed by Otto Frank, the girls’ father, had been valued at between $20,000 and $30,000 by Swann Auction Galleries.
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With World War II Museum, a Collector Wants to Get People to Think

Amid the World War II artifacts stands a Sherman tank, dominating the room. Though battle-scarred –  sharp divots of metal punched out on every side –  this formidable vehicle appears ready in an instant to throw its armor back into combat.
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No ‘Imitation’: Natick Museum Holds Collection of WWII Enigma Machines

At Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards, one of the nominees for Best Picture is “The Imitation Game,” which tells the story of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who, during World War II, managed to break the code of the German military encryption device, the Enigma machine.
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Like Smoldering Sparks, War’s Ephemera

A World War II Exhibition at the Grolier Club

As autographed pictures go, there may be none so damning as the one that David Lloyd George, Britain’s prime minister during the latter part of World War I, inscribed on Dec. 1, 1933: “To Chancellor Hitler, with admiration for his brilliant gift of courage.”
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