On this day in 1941, Drancy Internment Camp opened as an assembly and detention camp for Jewish people who would later be deported to other camps elsewhere. Originally built as a modern urban community, named La Cite de la Muette - The Silent City - it was situated in Drancy, a northeastern suburb of Paris,… Continue reading On This Day August 20th 1941
On This Day, August 21st, in WW2
Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 musical directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. The film starred Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari and the fabulous Glenn Miller Orchestra. It features Dorothy Dandridge who performs "Chattanooga Choo Choo", which did of course receive a nomination for an Oscar for Best Song, was later inducted into the Grammy… Continue reading On This Day, August 21st, in WW2
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