Notice: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Facing History and Ourselves library service has been impacted. The Facing History lending library is currently unable to fulfill orders. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. We look forward to restoring service as soon as we are safely able to do so.

In the meantime, we have a lot of great digital content and hundreds of streaming educational videos. Please email us at [email protected] if you need recommendations for specific material.

The Power of Forgiveness


78 minutes
Source: Journey Films

To forgive someone can be simple. But this simple act can have powerful consequences and may lead to a personal and spiritual transformation. From Ground Zero to Northern Ireland to the Amish countryside, The Power of Forgiveness features Rev. James Forbes, Elie Wiesel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Marianne Williamson and others. The film explores this important concept and reveals how forgiveness can transform a person's life.

Related Content


The Era of Modernization in Japan

Scholar Joshua A. Fogel discusses Japan’s era of modernization.

Pre-war Jewish Life

Sholem Aleichem: Identity in a Changing World

This clip from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" centers on his story "On Account of a Hat".


Exploring Dimensions of Forgiveness: The Sunflower

Students create their own classroom conversation about the dimensions of forgiveness that most speak to and challenge them.

Victim and Survivor Voices
Transforming Germany in the 1930s

Friendship and Betrayal

Ellen Kerry Davis, a Jewish woman originally from Hoof, Germany, describes how her family’s friendships were impacted by Nazi rule.

Search Our Global Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.