World War II and the Holidays


The idea of being home for the holidays seems natural to Americans. But those stationed in Germany overseas during World War II were not home and had little to celebrate for the holidays. On this hour, we’ll talk about what the holidays were like during World War II, at home and abroad.


  • Stanley Weintraub (author, historian, and professor at Penn State University)
  • Valden Farnham (memoirist and World War II veteran)
  • Ruth Williamson (cast member of White Christmas)
  • Darien Crago (cast member of White Christmas)

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Click here for more information on Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub.

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