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Students consider how identity, and in particular how age and gender, shaped a partisan's actions.
Students learn about the experiences of people in Nazi Germany through a variety of firsthand accounts and identify the range of choices that they faced.
Read a German woman's account of her decision to murder several Jews under Nazi orders while living in occupied Poland.
Read a letter exchange between Adolf Hitler and President Paul von Hindenburg regarding a law that suspended Jews from positions of civil service in Nazi Germany (Spanish available).
Learn about the Nazis’ job creation program during their first year in power, which pursued both reemployment and military rearmament.
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George describes his admiration for Hitler's leadership in a 1936 newspaper article.
Learn about the Nazis’ medical killing program that was responsible for the murder of mentally and physically disabled people during World War II.
Consider how nationalism and militarism in Europe in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries contributed to the outbreak of World War I.
Diary entries from a Jewish woman imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen shed light on how prisoners in camps and ghettos were deprived of dignity (Spanish available).
In this tale of tolerance, a young serf named Tomas discovers unexpected kindness in the Jewish ghetto after being sentenced to servitude for stealing.
Get insight into how a commander at a Nazi death camp viewed his victims and coped with his actions (Spanish available).
The spirit of Jewish life in pre-World War II Warsaw is captured within this short documentary through meaningful images of daily life as it was before the Nazi invasion.