Saving the Reality: A Sacred Mission
| The Museum of World War II is a research and educational institution devoted to preserving and exhibiting the reality of World War II. It is the most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts on display anywhere in the world, with over 7,000 artifacts on display; more than 500,000 documents and photographs are in the research archives.
The Museum’s mission is to preserve the reality of those who fought on home fronts and battle fronts to destroy evil and to make this reality part of today’s education. It is the mission of the Museum to make the lessons of the causes and events of World War II understood, and their relevance to today’s events appreciated. An understanding of the future is found in the history of human events.
The Museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events through all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war.
Education, through the Museum's exhibitions and our Education Center, is the fundamental mission in preserving the reality of World War II.
Dan Aykroyd narrated video documentary
World War II, Saving the Reality
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Fifty Iconic World War II Documents That Changed the World
Tom Hanks was the inspiration for this book when he said at the premiere of the HBO series The Pacific that "The Museum is the repository for the actual Holy Grail documents of World War II." All fifty iconic documents featured in this book can be found in the Museum, from Adolph Hitler's earliest anti-Semetic rant written on the announcement of the Versailles Treaty to the order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Throughout the museum the red letter V denotes the letters and documents included in the book. It is also available at book stores and on Amazon for $29.95.
World War II:
Saving the Reality
The reality of World War II told through fifty years of collecting artifacts, letters and documents from all areas of the war. This 142-page large-format book, with over 700 illustrations of pieces in the collection is available now at bookstores and Amazon. A DVD documentary about the Museum of World War II, narrated by Dan Aykroyd, is available at Amazon and is broadcast nationwide on PBS.