WORLD WAR II. Part 2. BACKGROUND.
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The U.S. was basically unprepared for war in December 1941. FDR had used the PWA (Public Works Administration) to build aircraftcarriers. We had instituted the first peacetime draft and begun the GoodNeighbor policy in the Western Hemisphere, but these were only small steps.
“Created to honor the survivors of Pearl Harbor, their families and friends, and to all those who died.”
The ship has been preserved as a tomb for those who went down with the ship.
Erected in 1962.
Majdanek = 360,000 deaths; crematoria burned 1,000 a day
Treblinka = 800,000 deaths in 18 months; 13 gas chambers; 2,000 people at a time within 10-15 minutes