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Saving the Reality:
A Sacred Mission

The Museum of World War II is a sacred mission to preserve the lives and heroic actions of all those people who fought on the battle fronts and home fronts to destroy the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

It is a sacred mission to show the heroism of people who left peaceful lives to defend their country and to liberate the conquered.

The Museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events thru all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war.

The Museum is a sacred mission to save the reality of those who saved the world.

Kenneth W. Rendell, Founder and Director

Dan Aykroyd narrated video documentary
World War II, Saving the Reality
WWII Foundation


Politics, War and Personality
Fifty Iconic World War II Documents That Changed the World

Tom Hanks was the inspiration for this book when he said at the premiere of the Pacific that "The Museum is the repository for the actual Holy Grail documents of World War II." All fifty iconic documents featured in this book can be found in the Museum, from Adolph Hitler's earliest anti-Semetic rant written on the announcement of the Versailles Treaty to the order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Throughout the museum the red letter V denotes the letters and documents included in the book. It is also available at book stores and on Amazon for $29.95.



The Failed Artist, Degenerate Art and the Monuments Men, artifacts and documents from the museum’s extensive collection not previously on display.
February 1 - May 1, 2014

Press Release - Monuments Men Special Exhibition



Upcoming Exhibitions of Museum Artifacts at Other Institutions:

  • Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of James Bond Villains, November, 2012 thru November, 2014 at the International Spy Museum, Washington
  • OSS:  Spy & Sabotage Equipment,  permanent exhibit at the CIA Museum, Headquarters,  Langley, Virginia (not open to the public)
  • From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII, March - October, 2014 at the National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA
  • The Power of Words and Images in a World at War, May - August, 2014 at the Groiler Club, New York City


altar01 This particular item is a portable altar used by Chaplain Deane Babbitt. Religion was of great importance and comfort to soldiers.

See many more of these artifacts in our Virtual Tour.