A studio portrait of two German-Jewish soldiers in Wollstein, Germany, during World War I, circa 1917.
In 1933, Jewish businessman Oskar Danker and his girlfriend, a Christian woman, were forced to carry signs discouraging Jewish-German integration. Intimate relationships between “true Germans” and Jews were outlawed by 1935.
Students analyze images and film that convey the richness of Jewish life across Europe at the time of the Nazis’ ascension to power.
Students learn about the vibrant culture and diversity of Jewish life in Europe before the war and antisemitism's role in diminishing this richness.
Students explore readings, photographs, and video that give them a view into the lives of Jews living in Poland before the Holocaust.