World War II discussed at Western


October 31, 2018

Western Wyoming Community College’s History Department will host Lisa Ossian as she presents “The Forgotten Generation” Nov. 8 at 7. p.m. in room 1302.

Ossian, a history professor at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, and alumnus of the East-West Center in Hawaii, will speak on the challenges on the home front during the Second World War.

Her presentation will highlight the fact that the struggle was not borne by adults alone - men, women and children would all be involved in the work of war. She will speak on the children’s experiences of family, school, play, work and home – uncovering the range of effects the war had on the youth of various ethnicities and backgrounds.

“The Second World War was experienced by more than just our fighting men on the front lines. Crucial to victory in any conflict are those people at home ‘keeping up the war effort.’ Focusing on children’s experiences during this historical period, Dr. Ossian’s presentation is a fascinating look at an under-represented, but no less important, component of the ‘Greatest Generation,’” Mark Neels, assistant history professor at Western, said.

For more information regarding the presentation please contact Dr. Mark Neels at, or check Western’s community app, Mustang Connections


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