The Holocaust, including the breakdown of democracy in Germany and the steps leading to the Nazis' organized murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims, forms the core case study of Facing History and Ourselves. Facing History classrooms help students understand that history is not inevitable, and that the choices of ordinary citizens shape our lives and the lives of those around us. We are committed to helping students around the world understand this history in order to develop their skills of ethical reasoning, critical thinking, tolerance and empathy.
Lessons, Units and Publications
- Judgment: Nuremberg Remembered
- Rescue: Weapons of the Spirit
- Resistance: Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust
- Survivor testimony: Swimming in Auschwitz