This audio series shares voices from the Facing History community to help promote critical thinking about the dangers of indifference and the importance of civic participation. This page contains a list of all of our audio educator resources. Listen to Facing History audio here.

Featured Audio: Do You Take the Oath?

After German President Paul von Hindenburg died on August 2, 1934, Adolf Hitler combined the offices of president and chancellor to become Führer, Reich Chancellor and Chief of the Armed Forces. Until this time all German soldiers were required to take an oath of allegiance to the German state and president; from this point soldiers took a new oath swearing allegiance to the Führer alone. But soldiers were not the only ones required to take this new oath. This reading recounts one German worker's decision to take or ignore the oath of allegiance to the Führer and the dilemmas he faced in this decision.

Daniel Goldenhagen on Antisemitism

In this Facing History and Ourselves podcast, genocide scholar and author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discusses the history of antisemitism and its relevance today. Goldhagen is the author of Worse than War, which considers the actions and motivations of the perpetrators of genocides.

Duration: 20 minutes

Talaat and the Limits of Diplomacy

American Ambassador Henry Morgenthau recounts a discussion with the Ottoman Interior Minister Talaat in which he protested the plight of the Armenians.

Following Orders

In December 1916, Lieutenant Said Ahmed Mukhtar al-Ba’aj, an Ottoman officer, and Arab Muslim soldier who defected to the Russian Army testified about his role in the deportation of Armenians from Trebizond and Erzerum.

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