Oregon Secretary of State

Oregon Home Front Life

Cartoon face of Hitler, photo of solider, cartoon of man forcefully carrying boy away, photo of Ginger Rogers.
Clockwise from top left: A poster for a Walt Disney movie pokes fun at Adolf Hitler; Oregon auditor Don Griffith stationed stateside; Juvenile delinquency was a big problem during the war; Movie star Ginger Rogers helped with war causes near Medford.
Everyday life continued unabated during the war. Yet people knew they were living through a truly historic time and war permeated nearly all aspects of life. This section examines how the war brought out both the good and bad in people on the home front.