Involving a majority of world powers, the Second World War is categorized by the Holocaust, the first use of nuclear weapons in history, and the murder of between 50 and 85 million people, most of which were civilians. Meanwhile, these 13 rare photos show what was going on in Chicago.
Everyday life seemed normal on the surface, but even Chicagoans were struggling to get by. Keep scrolling for a peek into the past.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.