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Explore Germany's efforts to impose a new order on Europe based on Nazi racial ideology during the first two years of World War II.
Examine the nature of judgment, forgiveness, and justice, and learn about the challenges of deciding an adequate response to the crimes of the Holocaust.
Review some of the profound legacies of the Holocaust and World War II and consider how these histories continue to influence our lives today.
Consider the dilemmas faced by world leaders as Nazi Germany began taking aggressive action against neighboring countries and individuals in the late 1930s.
Confront the history of the Holocaust, and reflect on the human behavior revealed in the choices of perpetrators, bystanders, resisters, and rescuers.
Investigate how World War I heightened divisions between “we” and “they” among people and nations and left behind fertile ground for Nazi Germany in the following decades.
Arch Oboler’s 1938 radio play, performed by Katharine Hepburn, pleaded with American audiences to offer more aid to Jewish refugee children. It aired as the country debated over the Wagner-Rogers Bill (Joint Resolution 64).
"Chuck Out the Men" (Raus mit den Männern) is a Cabaret song composed by Friedrich Hollaender in 1926 during the Weimar Republic in Germany.
Commentary by Professor Lawrence Langer. Painting by Samuel Bak. See full size painting.
Commentary by Professor Lawrence Langer. See full size painting.
"It's All a Swindle" (Alles Schwindel) by Mischa Spoliansky and Marcellus Schiffer is a Cabaret song from the Weimar Republic in Germany, 1931.
Commentary by Professor Lawrence Langer. Artwork by Samuel Bak. See full size artwork.