On the Texas Homefront, a companion exhibition curated by the Bullock Museum , explores the effects of Nazi propaganda and events in Germany on Texas. Original artwork from a Dallas editorial cartoonist shows what Texans were reading in their morning newspaper. Government footage, 1940s drawings, and first-person oral histories of Texas internment camps demonstrate how the . reacted to perceived threats of internal espionage. Documents that both helped and hindered . troops, and a soldier's uniform, bring to life the importance of the 36th Infantry, the "Texas Division." Hear from Texans who served in the 42nd Infantry Division and took part in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in a poignant video. Excerpts from an oral history project commissioned by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission express the emotions soldiers in their late teens and early twenties felt as they helped liberate concentration camp survivors. And First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's original, hand-written notations on a draft preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reveal her dedication to ensuring that future atrocities could be prevented by world leaders.
Kaltenbach’s show took the form of fictional letters to his American friends back home in which he championed a policy of isolationism and railed against the evils of Jews and the British Empire. After the United States entered the conflict, he began broadcasting pro-Nazi news stories along with attacks on Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom he labeled a “warmonger.” Kaltenbach’s diatribes saw him charged with treason along with seven other American propagandists, but he never faced trial. Captured by the advancing Red Army, he disappeared shortly after the war ended and was later reported to have died in Soviet custody.