My pop was a part of WWII, but didn't fight in Europe. He was an engineer, so, thankfully, didn't need to see any battle. He was part of a group that rebuilt Japan after the war, which is a whole 'nother story.

More now than when I was in high school, I appreciate Mr Nelson, my second history teacher. He was funny, patient with my weirdness, and loved teaching WWII. It is as much his passion for teaching us as what he taught me that stick with me.

With  the German surrender also came news of the Concentration Camps and their liberation. THIS is a movie shot by the US Army to show at the trials later, if you'd like to learn more about them. It's also on Netflix in much better condition, and grouped with movies also made by the army, but by famous directors that joined up for that specific purpose.