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Innocence In An Age of Infamy

Tells the compelling stories of teens caught in the most pivotal moment of the twentieth century - World War II. Not the history of textbooks but rather the stories of scrapbooks, this 4-part series weaves original photographs and rare footage with firsthand accounts of teens who came of age during WWII. It offers a glimpse of common lives in an uncommon time. Vol. 1: Paul and Edith Lavender: Before Paul narrowly escaped the Nazis, he delivered groceries to the house of Anne Frank (20 min) Vol. 2: Kennie Namba: volunteered to fight for liberty, even while his family was held in a Japanese-American ‘relocation’ center (20 min) Vol. 3: Les and Eva Aigner: Les saw his mother and sister for the last time at the gates of a Nazi death camp. Eva and her sister narrowly escaped execution by the grace of a sympathetic German guard. (20 min) Vol. 4: Armin Lehman: served as Hitler’s last message runner in the final hours of the Third Reich. In fact he almost died with Hitler in his underground bunker (20 min)

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