How Different Nations Teach About World War II

When I was in school, history class was about the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II, every other year until the sixth grade, when we spent a year studying World War II because my teacher’s husband fought in it. And then we found out our other teachers’ husbands fought in it, too. But it was all from an American perspective (world history classes in the off years stopped at Columbus). Even today, there are many Americans who believe that World War II began on December 7, 1941. Yet Europe had been in a war for two and a half years already, and Japan had been at war for four years in China. Americans think we won the war, but Russia is pretty sure they did, at least in Europe. And the former Axis powers- how do they teach schoolchildren about what happened in World War II? In this video from Weird History, we get an overview of the perspective from which various nations around the world treat the subject of World War II in their history classes. Finland would like to have a word.

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