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.
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?
Three testimonies from survivors of the Nanjing Atrocities are included here. They are only three of many and each has been translated from Mandarin Chinese. All include memories of extreme acts of violence and trauma. Gender violence is prominent in each testimony and great care and sensitivity should be considered in any use with students.
Revolutionary writings and efforts by leaders such as Sun Yat-sen and Zou Rong played a key role in the end of Qing rule in China. By the early twentieth century, feudalism was on the verge of collapse. Years of humiliation and defeat at the hands of Western colonial powers and the Japanese, and a series of failed uprisings, set the stage for the end of the Qing dynasty. Two key events were seminal in this process.