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At-Home Learning: The Candy Bomber and the Berlin Airlift

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST

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This 45-minute program geared toward grades 3-8 will be presented by the Truman Library.

Post war Germany was divided into four sections - the Allied part was controlled by the United States, Great Britain and France and other part by the Soviet Union. The city of Berlin, although located in the eastern Soviet half, was also divided into four sectors - West Berlin occupied by Allied interests and East Berlin occupied by Soviets. In June 1948, the Soviet Union attempted to control all of Berlin by cutting surface traffic to and from the city of West Berlin. Find out how President Truman reacted and also discover the story of the candy bomber who paved the way for a better relationship between the German and American people only three years after the end of WWII.

This program is part of our spring series of online, interactive-learning programs for students and families. Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May. All programs, offered via a web link in partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project, will take place at 2pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT.

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