Browse Exhibits (51 total)
We assembled a newspaper to observe the aspects of disability in wartime.
This project is based upon Chinese American, Eddie Fung's, experiences in a Japanese POW camp in Burma during World War...
Through images and voices, we tell the story of Fort Ord and the most striking moments of our visit.
Our group explored several aspects of the physical and mental injuries of the war which include the casualty statistics of the war, state of medical treatment of the US Army and Japanese Imperial Army, post-traumatic stress disorder of soldiers and war prisoners, training and recruitment of military personnel, and the effects of the bombs on Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor. We also interviewed a friend and fellow UCSC student whose grandmother who felt the shock of the bomb on Hiroshima and witnessed the turmoil of the city. Due to language barriers, he interviewed his grandmother and translated her words.
In our project, we explored the different perspectives of the Nanjing Massacre. We interviewed a victim of the Nanjing Massacre and compared her experiences with arguments of two authors, Frank Gibney and Iris Chang. We researched the differences between the two authors’ perspectives using Chang’s “The Rape of Nanking” (1997) and Gibney’s “The Nanjing Massacre” (1999). Liao’s interview answers support Chang’s argument and point of view on the Nanjing Massacre. We also research not only China’s suffering during World War 2, but we also discuss the detrimental effects on civilians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings.
In 1942, the US launched its first air attack on the Japanese islands, known as the Doolittle Raid. Though it was not as militarily significant as subsequent raids, it was an important morale booster for the US and embarassed the Japanese military. The Japanese Air Force was not strong enough to fly manned missions to the US mainland, so in response to the Doolittle Raid, Japan designed balloon bombs that would fly over the Pacific Ocean on the jetstream, land in the US, and detonate, causing destruction and havoc. The bombs proved largely ineffective, but one explosion did kill 6 people in Oregon in 1945, the only WWII-related deaths on the mainland US. This presentation shows the ways in which this incident was remembered on both sides of the Pacific at different times, from the immediate aftermath of the incident, to the aftermath of the war, to more recent decades.
Kilsoo Haan's work before, during, and after the war against Japan illustrates Haan's determination to fight for not only the well being of Koreans but also for Americans. Even with all his work for America and Korea, Haan's memory has been left forgotten and unrecognized by most people.
This is an exihibit on the Collateral Damage Memorial Statue that is located in downtown Santa Cruz, California. It examines what factors went into making the exhibit and why it was created.
We interviewed Howard Sosbee and decided to make a powerpoint about the training he had and his experiences in different towns. Different cities supported the war in different ways, and we include a couple accounts of these cities.
Audio interview URL: https://soundcloud.com/howardsosbeeinterview
During WWII the United States and Japan used propaganda to persuade their citizens to support their war cause. This exhibit give examples of some of the propaganda used by these two countries, analyzes how each campaign was used, and compares and contrasts the two countries tactics.
Did the Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki cause the end of World War Two? Does this make it justified for future use?
Given the conclusion of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, public figures have debated these questions since 1945. This exhibit outlines some of the key arguments in nuclear policy over time and examines how events can take on different meaning in different historical contexts.
Our group visited the University of California Monterrey Bay to explore the former WWII base, Fort Ord. We took photos of some old barracks and buildings converted to classrooms, interviewed a former army seargeant, and observed the differences between what was perserved a monument and what was left to rot. We also did quite a bit of research on public opinion of the transformation of a military site to an education center.