This documentary describes the social science experiment known as The Milgram Experiment.
Students explore obedience by drawing connections between traditional Jewish texts and Milgram’s psychological experiment on this behavior.
The Milgram experiment measured the willingness of test subjects to obey authority in ways contrary to their own judgment and conscience.
Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.
Students reflect on their own experiences with “conformity” before reading firsthand accounts of German citizens who faced the decision of whether to pledge an oath to the Nazi party.