The end of World War II

May 9, 2018

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Ed and Eveline Mitteness of Hendricks talk about World War ll and Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.

By Violet Nelson

History points to World War II as the deadliest con­flict in human history. With 50 to 85 million fatalities, it included massacres, bomb­ing, starvation, and disease.
May 8 celebrates the end of the war in Europe, known as V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, 1945. Victory in Japan, known as V-J Day, 1945, is celebrated Sept. 2.
Locals tell about their re­actions to the Second World War.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.