Categories: Immigration, Southbury, War and Defense, World War II
Video – Home Front: A State Divided as War Looms in Europe
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– Co-produced by Connecticut Public Television and Connecticut Humanities as part of the Connecticut Experience series on CPTV.
This clip from Home Front: During World War II explores Connecticut’s reaction to Germany’s renewed threat to the European continent in the wake of World War I. While Connecticut’s factories stood ready for a call to arms, the memories of the previous war’s destruction and loss divided the state. From peace movements to an unexpected political battle in Southbury between the pro-Nazi German-American Bund and their opponents, this video provides a brief glimpse of Connecticut in the years leading up to the outbreak of World War II.