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Education in Postwar Europe

During a visit to the United States on February 28, 1944, President of the Norwegian Parliament Carl J. Hambro gives a radio interview on the necessity of re-education in the Axis countries after the end of World War II.

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  • Education in Postwar Europe
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    During a visit to the United States on February 28, 1944, President of the Norwegian Parliament Carl J. Hambro gives a radio interview on the necessity of re-education in the Axis countries after the end of World War II.

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  • Nazi Destruction of Educational Facilities
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    As a U.S. delegate to the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education in 1943, J. William Fulbright, a congressman from Arkansas, speaks about the Nazi destruction of intellectual leaders and educational facilities and the need to help restore the devastated institutions of liberated nations.

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