Students will learn about VE day, or Victory in Europe Day, through this KACV educational unit on WWII. The unit includes videos of veterans recalling related events, a lesson plan, instructions for an audio project, and lecture notes.
Marvin Kearns, World War II veteran, discusses how he celebrated the end of the war. Kearns describes the parades and celebrations that occurred in London on VE day and relates his greatest impression from the war in this KACV video teaching module.
In this KACV video teaching module, Lowell Heckman recalls being just outside Berlin when Germany surrendered in World War II. Heckman explains how his division was disappointed they could not take Berlin after Germany had surrendered and instead had to let the Russian army take the capital.