An online companion to the book The Children of Willesden Lane. This powerful true story of Lisa Jura, one of 10,000 young refugees who fled Nazi-occupied Vienna on the Kindertransport as a child before World War II.
Explore with your students the lives of Jews before World War II and examine music as a form of resistance.
Give your students the powerful learning experience of hearing a survivor or witness of genocide speak with our video testimonies and accompanying guide.
Explore an award-winning collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust with the help of this resource collection.
This rich collection of readings, artwork, primary documents, and biographies, documents the creativity and catastrophe of Germany’s Weimar Republic (1919-1933). How did individual choices shape the events that led to the rise of the Third Reich and collapse of democracy?
The Children of Willesden Lane is the powerful true story of Lisa Jura, who fled Nazi-occupied Vienna on the Kindertransport as a child. Jura was one of 10,000 young refugees who were separated from her parents and brought to England for safety before World War II. Our online companion to the book features musical selections to accompany the text, a study guide for middle and high school classrooms, and short videos.
Friedrich Ebert was a German politician and leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Ebert began his professional life as a saddle maker, and became active in his labor union before joining the Social Democratic Party. While an elected member of the Reichstag (German legislature), Ebert became a leader of the SPD. He supported the war effort during World War One, although he opposed the expansionist war aims and lost three sons. Following the abdication of the Kaiser at the end of the war, Ebert was given the unenviable task of leading the transitional government. One of Ebert’s first challenges was a rebellion from the radical left, which he put down in alliance with the conservative generals. The National Assembly chose Ebert to serve as President of the Republic. Committed to democracy and to the Republic, Ebert struggled to represent all of the people of Germany.