SS 318 – WWII Remembered: Part 3 – Class presentations and videos available for viewing

Click on each link to open and view the class presentation.

DVDs of all of the presentations will be made available from the OLLI library.

Tuskegee Airmen

Class presetation – Session #3: WW II 2 Course week 3

Congressional Gold Medal presented to approximately 300 Tuskegee Airmen or their widows, by President Bush on 29 March 2007

Vi Cowden Tribute

Class presentation – Session #4: Vi Cowden Tribute


Class presentation: – Session #4:  WASP

This is not a time when women should be patient.  We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and with whatever weapon possible.  WOMEN PILOTS, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used.”    Eleanor Roosevelt, 1942

These four female pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin’ Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, are members of a group of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) who have been trained to ferry the B-17 Flying Fortresses.

L to R are Frances Green, Marget (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Session #5: The Second Generation: Children of Survivors and Perpetrators

Presenter: Gila Wdowinski

Class Presentation:  2nd Generation – Children of Survivors

YouTube Videos

Last November I gave a presentation about the subject above. It was part of “WWII Remembered” class I take courtesy of OLLI (Osher Long life Learning Institute).

In the 1st part of my lecture I described what it was for me to grow up the daughter of two Holocaust survivors and how I believe that fact has formed me to be who I am.

In the 2nd part I showed two movies about ‘the other second generation’, i.e. children of Nazi perpetrators.

Please bear in mind that it was the first time I gave a public speech. Luckily, I had a very sympathetic audience.

These are the YouTube links to my lecture:





I mention (and show) a few YouTube videos that I recommend to watch directly from YouTube:

First part: “Yes, that’s my father”:

Keeping the legacy alive:

Second part: Hitler’s Children

CBS interview:

An IDF disclaimer: I do mention in the video that my service in the IDF was not flattering to the army. It’s not to say that it’s not one of the best armies (if not the best) in the world, but during my service I saw mostly inefficiency, border-line corruption, incompetence. There were a couple of exceptions; general Israel Tal (‘Talik’) and my boss in the IAF who became a dear friend – Hanna.


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