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Featuring Our Exclusive Pre-Conference Symposium

“Hitler in History” Presented by PRITZKER MILITARY FOUNDATION



Dear Friend, Back in 2004, many of my closest advisors and I began to plan the Museum’s very first International Conference on World War II. After a one-year delay due to Hurricane Katrina, we launched this wonderful event in November 2006. Since then, we have grown our program both in size and in content to be the best gathering of WWII scholars, authors, veterans, and enthusiasts from around the world. As many of you know, we dedicated the last six years to commemorating the 70th Anniversary of World War II in a Conference Series presented by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the Tawani Foundation. The 70th Anniversary Series told the story of this epic conflict, from the beginning of the war in Asia and the rise of the Nazis in Europe to the Allied counterattacks and ultimate victorie in Europe and the Pacific. Last year’s program culminated in a discussion of the post-war years that saw unprecedented change. Though the 70th Anniversary Series is over, our hosting these Conferences is not. I am delighted and honored to say that our wonderful partner and presenting sponsors, the Pritzker Military Foundation, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the Tawani Foundation have agreed to extend their commitment for the next five years! I am excited to invite you to our 10th International Conference on World War II, to be held November 16-18, 2017! The most frequently asked question that we received from guests at the 2016 Conference was, “What is the theme for next year?” Well, we have decided that moving forward, “World War II” will be the theme! This allows us to incorporate the freshest research and newest works into our audience, while continuing to bring the biggest and best-known names in the field to the Museum. As we continue to explore ways to keep the audience engaged over the three-day weekend, we have added more panel discussions, allowing both our guests and our panelists to benefit from more conversation and longer question-and-answer periods. Since our 2014 Conference, we have also expanded our programmatic offerings by including a one-day, pre-conference symposium. Past symposia have focused specifically on D-Day, the Holocaust, and Espionage. This year we will be focusing on one of the most infamous and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century–Adolf Hitler. The International Conference on World War II has been one of the most wellattended highlights on the Museum’s very busy calendar, and I am sure that after you review this brochure, you will place it on your calendar, as well. See you in November!

Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, PhD President and CEO, The National WWII Museum

The International Conference on World War II The National WWII Museum, New Orleans The National WWII Museum has hosted the International Conference on World War II since 2006–bringing the best and brightest scholars, authors, and historians from around the globe to discuss key battles, personalities, strategies, issues, and controversies of "the war that changed the world."

In addition to the many returning presenters, the Conference Planning Committee makes an effort to invite new historians each year to share their latest findings. Joining the featured speakers are hundreds of attendees who travel from all over the world to learn more about this epic event. With an emphasis on non-academic presentations and encouraging presenters to be more conversational than lecturing, the Conference strives to connect with the audience through engaging discussions, question-andanswer periods, book signings, and receptions throughout the weekend. With the generous and continued support of the Museum’s longstanding partner and Conference Presenting Sponsors, the Pritzker Military Foundation, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Tawani Foundation, the International Conference on World War II is sure to remain the world’s leading convention of World War II experts, students, and enthusiasts.

2017 The 10th International Conference on World War II Thursday, November 16th | The National WWII Museum

Built on the successes of the Museum’s 70th Anniversary of World War II Conference Series, the Museum decided to break out of the mold of yearly “themed” conferences. Rather than focusing on one year in the war, a particular battle or campaign, or one specific individual each year, the 2017 International Conference on World War II will address the Museum’s mission statement, and imparts why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.


A pre-conference symposium on “Hitler in History,” invites some of the world's experts to share their knowledge. Historians and authors with decades of knowledge and research share their insights alongside the newest researchers in the field. Many of these scholars are first-time presenters, while others are favorites of previous conference attendees, including Rick Atkinson, Conrad Crane, Richard Frank, Alex Kershaw, Allan Millett, Don Miller, Alexandra Richie, and Gerhard Weinberg. Conference programming commences with a festive reception in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion on the evening of Thursday, November 16, before moving to the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center for the Opening Keynote Address by the Museum’s own Robert M. Citino, PhD, the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian. Focusing on recent findings, Dr. Citino will discuss, his latest book, The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand: German Military Operations, 1944-45. On Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, all Conference sessions take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, with an included continental breakfast and boxed lunch each day. In response to comments and requests from past conference attendees, Conference registration now includes a Friday night reception and open house on the Museum campus, allowing private viewing of exhibits and special artifact displays after hours with docents and staff. With the Museum's own entertainment acts also performing during this time, this opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and Museum staff promises to become a favorite Conference event. The weekend concludes with a Closing Banquet in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, under our rare B-17E Flying Fortress, “My Gal Sal,” and other warbirds. Enjoy reminiscing with new friends made over the weekend during dinner, and the Conference closes with The George P. Shultz Forum on World Affairs presentation, “On Leadership.” We are sure that the 2017 International Conference on World War II will prove to be the best yet, and we look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans and the Museum. CALL US AT 1-877-813-3329 x511 | 7

The 10th International Conference on World War II Pre-Conference Symposium “Hitler in History” Thursday, November 16th The National WWII Museum US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center Leading up to our 2014 Conference we added a one-day, pre-conference symposium that provided attendees with a more in-depth exploration of a specific topic in WWII history– that year, it was D-Day. We offered a symposium in 2015, as well, focused on the Holocaust. The high demand for the symposia content in those years prompted us to move the 2016 symposium on espionage from BB's Stage Door Canteen to the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center so we could welcome more guests. For 2017, the subject of our symposium will be the enigmatic leader who planned unfathomable acts against humanity: Adolf Hitler. Our slate of esteemed historians will delve into how Hitler and his National Socialists came to power and ruled over Germany and Europe, and discuss how the media portrayed him then and throughout the decades since. The symposium closes with an exploration of the various attempts to assassinate "the Führer." Our focus is to analyze how he came to power and the hell that was unleashed on the world because of him, not to glamorize or glorify him or his Third Reich.



“HITLER IN HISTORY” Thursday, November 16th The National WWII Museum US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center


SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Courtesy shuttle between The National WWII Museum and the Hyatt Regency

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Hitler’s Rise and the Coming of the Third Reich -Sir Richard Evans, DPhil

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break and book signing

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hitler in Power: 1939-1945 Hitler’s Reich: Ruler of Germany and Europe -Gerhard Weinberg, PhD Leading to Defeat: Hitler as Warlord -James Holland

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Break with boxed lunch and book signing

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Weaponizing Humor: Hitler in Satire -Alexandra Richie, DPhil -Conrad Crane, PhD

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break and book signing

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Plots Against Hitler -Danny Orbach, PhD

4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Program subject to change.

The 10th International Conference on World War II Opening Keynote Address The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945 Robert M. Citino, PhD


By 1943, the war was lost, and most German officers knew it. Three quarters of a century later, the question persists: "What kept the German army going in an increasingly hopeless situation?" Where some historians have found explanations in the power of Hitler or the role of ideology, Robert M. Citino, the world's leading scholar on the subject, posits a more straightforward solution: Bewegungskrieg, the way of war cultivated by the Germans over the course of history. In this gripping account of German military campaigns during the final phase of World War II, Citino charts the inevitable path by which Bewegungskrieg, or a "war of movement," inexorably led to Nazi Germany's defeat. The Wehrmacht's Last Stand analyzes the German's Totenritt, or death ride, from January 1944—with simultaneous Allied offensives at Anzio and Ukraine– until May 1945, the collapse of the Wehrmacht in the field and the Soviet storming of Berlin. In clear and compelling prose, and bringing extensive reading of the German-language literature to bear, Citino focuses on the German view of these campaigns. Often very different from the Allied perspective, this approach allows for a more nuanced and far-reaching understanding of the last battles of the Wehrmacht than any now available. With Citino's previous volumes, Death of the Wehrmacht and The Wehrmacht Retreats, The Wehrmacht's Last Stand completes a uniquely comprehensive picture of the Germany army's strategy, operations, and performance against the Allies in the Second World War. Robert M. Citino is the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at The National World War II Museum. His ten books include the multi-award-winning The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943, Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942, and The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich.

The 10th International Conference on World War II

Thursday, November 16th The National WWII Museum | Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Courtesy shuttle between The National WWII Museum and the Hyatt Regency

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration The National WWII Museum Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

5:00 pm

Opening Reception Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening Keynote: New Discoveries in WWII US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand: German Military Operations, 1944-45 - Robert Citino, PhD 14 | VISIT US AT WW2CONFERENCE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 17th The Hyatt Regency New Orleans 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The Battle for Strategy: The Anglo-American Alliance Alexandra Richie, DPhil – Moderator Nigel Hamilton, PhD

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Break and book signing

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Learning Curve – Three Keys to Allied Victory Conrad Crane, PhD – Moderator Col. Ty Seidule, PhD James Holland

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break and book signing

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sink or Swim: The American Naval Commanders Jonathan Parshall – Moderator James Hornfischer

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Break with boxed lunch and book signing

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Dunkirk: History’s Take on the New Blockbuster Film Allan Millett, PhD – Moderator Russell Hart, PhD, Dunkirk: Living to Fight Another Day Jens Westemeier, DPhil, The Dünkirchen Myth

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Break and book signing

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Break and book signing

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Book signing

5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Courtesy shuttle between The National WWII Museum and the Hyatt Regency

Findings from the Field: Reports from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Keith Huxen, PhD - Moderator Michael Dolski, PhD D. Ryan Gray, PhD

A Conversation between Rick Atkinson and Dr. Nick Mueller

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The National WWII Museum Open House and Reception

Program subject to change.

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Saturday, November 18th The Hyatt Regency New Orleans 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

MacArthur: Love Him or Hate Him Richard Frank – Moderator Walter Borneman, MacArthur at War

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break and book signing Leadership from the Foxholes Nick Mueller, PhD – Moderator J. Marc Milner, PhD Stopping the Panzers: Canadian Heroes of Normandy Alex Kershaw, Getting Off the Beach: The Unsung Heroes of D-Day

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break and book signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speech Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Norman Ohler Introduction by Robert Citino, PhD 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Break with boxed lunch and book signing


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m Clash of Commanders: Jacob Devers, Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Fight Over Strasbourg Russell Hart, PhD – Moderator J. Scott Wheeler, PhD, Jacob Devers: An Unheralded Hero BGen (Ret.) Charles Brower, PhD, Ike: The Supreme Commander 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break and book signing 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Marrying the Enemy: The War Brides in America Kathryn Tolbert Karen Kasmauski

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break and book signing

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Taking the High Ground: Morality and Memory of the Second World War Donald L. Miller, PhD – Moderator Richard Overy, PhD Sir Richard Evans, DPhil

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Courtesy shuttle between The National WWII Museum and the Hyatt Regency

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Closing Banquet: The George P. Shultz Forum on World Affairs Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote: On Leadership Speaker TBA

Program subject to change.

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Rick Atkinson is the best-selling author of the Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in WWII. The Trilogy consists of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light, which was released in May 2013. His other books include The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. Atkinson is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, the George Polk Award, and the 2010 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. He holds a Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Chicago. He worked as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and senior editor at the Washington Post before becoming a full-time book author. Atkinson served as the Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, and sits on The National WWII Museum’s Presidential Counselors advisory board. Atkinson is currently working on a trilogy on the American Revolution.


Richard Evans is the author of Third Reich trilogy, which consists of The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power; and The Third Reich at War. His other books include: The Third Reich in History and Memory; The Pursuit of Power: 1815-1914; Telling Lies About Hitler; and In Defense of History. Evans has won the Wolfson Literary Award for History, the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine, the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, and the Hamburg Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and of Birkbeck College, London. Since being called as the principal expert witness before the High Court in London during the 2000 trial Irving v. Penguin Books, Ltd., his work has centered on Holocaust denial and the clash of truth and belief when history enters the courtroom, and how World War II is remembered.



Nigel Hamilton is a British-born biographer and historian, now a naturalized American citizen, who received the Whitbread Prize for Biography and the Templer Medal for Military History. Mr. Hamilton was elected president of BIO (Biographers International Organization) and hosted its conferences at University of Massachusetts Boston in 2010 and 2014.

His latest work is the second of his threevolume study of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as U.S. Commander in Chief in World War II, Commander in Chief: FDR’s Battle with Churchill, 1943, which follows his 2014 book The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942. His previous works include: American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush, a group biography of the last twelve US presidents; JFK: Reckless Youth, which was made into a four-hour ABC mini-series; and his official life trilogy on British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Monty: Final Years of the Field-Marshal, 1944-1976.


James Hornfischer is the author of three acclaimed works of WWII naval history: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour; Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR’s Legendary Lost Cruise, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivor; Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal; and most recently, The Flood at Fleet Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945. Hornfischer’s writing career has grown out of a lifelong interest in the Pacific war. He has appeared on television on The History Channel, Fox News Channel’s War Stories with Oliver North and C-SPAN’s BookTV. A native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Texas School of Law, Hornfischer is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and the Navy League, and was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry as an “Admiral in the Texas Navy.” A former New York book editor, Hornfischer is president of the literary agency Hornfischer Literary Management in Austin, Texas.

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Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed best sellers The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice; The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II’s Most Decorated Platoon; The Few: The American “Knights of the Air” Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940; Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II; The Liberator: One WWII Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau; and his latest release Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris. He is also the author of Robert Capa, Jack London, and Raoul Wallenberg biographies. Kershaw is currently working on a book about the first wave of soldiers that landed in Normandy on D-Day. .


Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and an expert on World War II, among other topics in American history. Three of his eight books are on WWII: The Story of World War II; D-Days in the Pacific, the story of the American re conquest of the Pacific form Imperial Japan; and Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany --all published by Simon & Schuster. Masters of the Air is the primary source for HBO’s upcoming miniseries of the same title, on which Miller is serving as chief historical consultant. He also served as an historical consultant for HBO’s miniseries The Pacific, and was also the writer and chief historical consultant for WWII in HD, a 10-hour series that aired on the History Channel. Miller currently sits on the Museum’s Presidential Counselors advisory board and has been a key advisor to The National WWII Museum on many projects, including content elements for the Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.



Richard Overy was educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and taught history at Cambridge from 1972 to 1979 as a fellow from Queens' College, and from 1976 as a university assistant lecturer. From 1980 to 2004 he taught at King's College, London, where he was named professor of modern history in 1994. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1977), Fellow of the British Academy (2000), and Fellow of King's College (2003). In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contribution to the history of warfare. In September 2004 he took up appointment as Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His books include: Why the Allies Won; The Bombing War: Europe 19391945; The Third Reich: A Chronicle; 1939: Countdown to War; Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia. In September 2017 he will publish his latest work, A New History of the Second World War.


Alexandra Richie is an historian of Germany and Central and Eastern Europe, with a Specialization in defense and security issues. She completed her B.A. (Hons) in Political Science at the University of Victoria and went on to study at St Antony's College, Oxford, where she wrote her doctoral thesis, The Political Manipulation of History in East and West Germany.

Richie is also the author of Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin, which was named one of the top ten books of the year by American Publisher’s Weekly, and Warsaw 1944, which won the Newsweek Teresa Torańska Prize for best non-fiction book of 2014 and the Kazimierz Moczarski Prize for Best History Book 2015. She has contributed to many articles, documentaries, radio, and television programs. Richie is a Presidential Counselor at The National World War II Museum, and a member of the Senate at the Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw, Poland. She is the Wladyslaw Bartoszewski co-chair of History and International Studies at the Collegium Civitas.

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T HE HYATT REGEN CY N EW OR L E ANS The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, a Four Diamond, award-winning hotel, is the host property for the 2017 International Conference on World War II. 2017 will be the fifth year the Conference has been held at this property which boasts 1,193 spacious guestrooms with city and Superdome views, nine different on-site dining options, and amenities including Bywater Pool, StayFit™ gym, and Le Jardin Spa.

CLIMB ABOARD LIVING HISTORY Introducing the PT-305 Boat Experience As a special thank you to our Conference attendees, PT-305 will go out on the water on Sunday, November 19, 2017. PT-305 rides are usually offered just on Saturdays, but this special Sunday launch is open only to Conference attendees, and is available at a reduced rate until July 3, 2017. Experience the world's only fully restored combat-veteran PT boat! Rides will be operated at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m on Sunday, November 19th. Limited Availability. Your visit and ride aboard PT-305 lasts approximately 90 minutes. Special rate is for conference attendees only. PT-305 promotional pricing is valid through July 3, 2017. Roundtrip shuttle service to the PT-305 boathouse is available for an additional fee.


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Roundtrip Shuttle Service Between Hyatt Regency New Orleans and The National WWII Museum for all scheduled events



Continental Breakfast (Hyatt Regency–Day 2 & 3)



Boxed Lunch (Hyatt Regency–Day 2 & 3)



Refreshments during each break



Opening Reception, Lousiana Memorial Pavilion (Day 1)



Exclusive Conference Attendee Evening Open House at The National WWII Museum (Day 2)



Closing Banquet & Keynote, US Freedom Pavilion (Day 3)



Unlimited Museum Admmission, including Beyond All Boundaries Ticket during the Conference



WWII Museum Padfolio, Pen & Commemortive Tote Bag



Wifi within the Hyatt (Limited to Conference Venue)




3-Nights Hotel Accommodations at the 4-star Hyatt Regency New Orleans, including all taxes (November 16, 17, 18, 2017)


Reduced Rate Roundtrip Airport Transportation


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BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE The Museum’s educational travel programs bring the Museum’s tradition of inspiration, excellence, and thoughtful inquiry to travel destinations around the world, with tours designed by leading historians and led by Museum curators and expert local guides. With insider insights into the most intriguing destinations, rich historical context from our curators, primary-source materials from the Museum’s digital collections, and custom experiences found nowhere else, The National WWII Museum is the leader in WWII travel, providing unforgettable journeys into history.

Engage. Reflect. Explore.


SOLDIERS AND SPIES WWII Sacrifice and Espionage Normandy to Paris | October 12-18, 2017 | from $5,995 A seven-day, six-night tour of France, focused on Alex Kershaw’s New York Times best-selling books The Bedford Boys and Avenue of Spies.

Featuring Historian Alex Kershaw Visit sites from Alex Kershaw’s New York Times best sellers The Bedford Boys and Avenue of Spies, with the author himself serving as featured historian.


The Rise and Fall of Hitler’s Germany SEPTEMBER 18–29, 2017 A journey that takes you from Dresden to Auschwitz to Warsaw, focused on the devastating legacy of the Holocaust, the bombing raids, and the last battles. | from $6,995

Featuring Award-Winning Author Alexandra Richie, DPhil Decorated historian Alexandra Richie, DPhil leads this tour of Germany and Poland, an area she has researched and written so much about.


WRITING THE WAR In the Footsteps of WWII Correspondents Walk in the steps of World War II’s most legendary chroniclers, relive some of the most significant battles, and visit some of the world’s richest historical settings. SEPTEMBER 25–OCTOBER 3, 2017 |

from $5,995

Featuring Historian Donald L. Miller, PhD National best-selling author and a veteran of our travel program, Don Miller leads this tour offerng fresh insights on World War II’s most legendary chroniclers.

THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor’s #4 museum in the country, and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including the opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. In addition, online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational outreach, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.

“Definitely a moving experience. The museum is so wonderfully done that you don’t realize how much you are learning. The time passes so quickly that you long for more time to spend - listening and watching the first person accounts, examining artifacts, and immersing yourself in the experience. I could spend days there and still only scratch the surface of all there is to learn. So glad I went. You will be too.”

–Chris T. Birmingham, AL



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your airline regarding carry-on baggage restrictions. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. The Museum shall not be responsible for the loss of or damage to such personal items. LAND TOURS, LECTURES AND PERSONALITIES All tours are operated by independent contractors. These independent contractors may impose additional terms and conditions and limitations of liability on tour participants. Other independent contractors retained by the Museum such as lecturers, guest personalities and entertainers are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS All travel documents (air and tour tickets, passport) are the responsibility of the guest. It is also your responsibility to comply with all customs requirements. Without the required documents, you may be denied boarding and the Museum will not be liable for such denial or bear any financial responsibilities as a result thereof. Security measures imposed by governments may change from time to time and you will be required to comply with them. We will endeavor to provide you with notice of measures which may affect you; but complying with any such requirement is your responsibility. LIMITS ON THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM RESPONSIBILITY The National World War II Museum Inc., a New Orleans, Louisiana based nonprofit 501C(3) organization and its employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors or trustees, successors, and assigns (collectively “the Museum”), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including; lodging facilities, airline, vessel, or other transportation companies, guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service or entertainment providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, the Museum is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any other third party.

In addition and without limitation, the Museum is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, acts of government, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, bites from or attacks by animals, insects or pests, strikes or CANCELLATIONS other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind or the Should it be necessary to cancel your reservation, please contact the threat thereof, sickness, illness, epidemics or the threat thereof, the lack Museum immediately at 1-877-813-3329 ext. 511. Cancellations for all of availability of or access to medical attention or the quality thereof, or any part of a tour including optional pre and/or post tour extension overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other programs will not be effective until received in writing. Should you have failure of airplanes, vessels or other means of transportation, or for any to cancel, the following terms will apply: failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or Cancellations are subject to a 100% penalty from the time of booking. safely. Participants assume all such risks as well as the risk of negligence In addition, applicable cancellation fees for confirmed additional hotel by the Museum and specifically releases the Museum therefrom. nights may apply. If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, you are required to spend an additional night(s), you will be responsible for TRAVEL INSURANCE: your own hotel, transfers and meal costs. Baggage is entirely at owner’s Because our cancellation policy is strictly enforced, we risk. The right is reserved to decline to accept as a trip participant, or restrongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation from a trip, without refund, any person the Museum judges to be insurance. In the event that you must cancel your participation, trip move incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the cancellation insurance may be your only source of reimbursement. activities, or who is abusive to other trip participants, leaders or third Travel Cancellation is offered through the Museum’s Travel Department parties, or who the Museum determines to detract from the enjoyment and information is included in your initial confirmation packet of the trip by others. Specific room/cabin assignments are within the accordingly. sole discretion of the hotel or cruise line. HEALTH, MEDICAL AND TOUR REQUIREMENTS The Museum reserves the right to change the itinerary or trip features All guests are required to advise in writing to the Museum at the time at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and the Mutheir reservation is made if they have: seum shall not be liable for any loss of any kind as a result of any such • Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or changes. Hours of arrival and departure, sightseeing events, special professional treatment or attention during the tour; programs and guest lecture series (if applicable), are subject to change • Any condition that may pose a risk to one’s self and/or other or cancellation without prior notice. The Museum is not responsible participants on tour; therefore and is not required to compensate passengers under these • Any condition that may require health aids, i.e.; oxygen, walkers, circumstances. The Museum may cancel a trip (or an option) for any crutches, etc., or any intention or need to use a wheelchair while reason whatsoever; if so, its sole responsibility is to refund monies paid on the tour. by the participant to it. The Museum is not required to cancel any trip By booking passage the guest represents and warrants that he/she for any reason including without limitation, United States Department is physically and otherwise fit to travel and that guests will comply at of State, World Health Organization or other Warnings or Advisories all times with applicable rules and regulations of the Museum. The of any kind. The Museum is not responsible for penalties assessed by Museum reserves the right without liability to require a passenger to air carriers resulting from operational and/or itinerary changes, even leave the tour or to refuse to accept a guest as a tour participant who, if the Museum makes the flight arrangements or cancels the trip. The in the sole judgment of the Museum, is unfit to travel, is a danger to Museum reserves the right to substitute vessels, hotels, itineraries or himself or herself or to others, does not follow instructions of the tour attractions for those listed in this brochure. leader, may distract from the enjoyment of the trip by others or may BINDING ARBITRATION require care beyond that which the Museum is reasonably able to I agree that any dispute concerning, relating or referring to this Agreeprovide. ment, the brochure or any other literature concerning my trip, or the We highly recommend that participants purchase a travel insurance package that provides medical coverage since most U.S. policies do not trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§1-16, either according to the provide coverage outside the United States. then existing Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association LUGGAGE (AAA) or pursuant to the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & ProceLuggage will be limited to one (1) suitcase and one (1) carry-on per dures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS). person to ensure that there is enough room on the motor coach for Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) all passenger luggage. All luggage must be securely packed and clearly Louisiana law and will take place in New Orleans, LA. The arbitrator and labeled. We recommend that all participants secure baggage loss and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive audamage insurance that may be purchased for this tour. thority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including Please see airline weight and size restrictions for luggage on international flights. The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. Please understand that by agreeing to these terms and to luggage or any other personal item during air travel or while in a conditions, you (and we) are waiving our right to a trial by jury. hotel. Under no circumstances may dangerous items (i.e. explosives, firearms, liquid oxygen, combustible or illegal substances) be taken The Museum is not responsible for misprints in program promotional on the tour. We recommend that you hand carry travel documents material. (passports and tour tickets), medications and valuables, and check with

THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD WAR II REGISTRATION FORM NOVEMBER 16-18, 2017 / PRE-SYMPOSIUM "HITLER IN HISTORY" NOVEMBER 15, 2017 SEND TO: Conference Programs The National WWII Museum Travel 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130

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NON-MEMBERS c Conference/Hotel Package c Double Occupancy c Single Occupancy Bedding preference: c 1 King c 2 Queens c Addtional Hotel Nights ________________________ c “Hitler in History” Pre-Conference Symposium c Conference only c PT-305 Boat Experience ($149 when booked by 7/3/17)

PERSONAL INFORMATION Title: _________ First Name: ___________________ Initial: _______ Last Name: _____________________ Preferred Name on Badge: _______________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________________ State: ________ ZIP: __________ Home Ph: ________/_________________________ Cell: ________/______________________________ Email Address: _____________________ c WWII Veteran / Unit: ________________________________ If you are traveling with a companion, please furnish the following information: Title: _________ First Name: ___________________ Initial: _______ Last Name: _____________________ Preferred Name on Badge: _______________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________________ State: ________ ZIP: __________ Home Ph: ________/_________________________ Cell: ________/______________________________ Email Address: ____________________________ c WWII Veteran / Unit: _________________________ PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION TERMS: Payment is due in full at the time of booking. All payments are final and nonrefundable. Any cancellations are subject to a 100% penalty. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended, please contact the Conference Services Department for more details. Program is subject to change without notice.

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“Hitler in History”

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