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A New York Times article addresses the role that social media played in rapidly bringing the events in Ferguson to national attention.
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).
Learn about the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and consider the racist themes that were on display.
Get insight into how a commander at a Nazi death camp viewed his victims and coped with his actions (Spanish available).
Gain insight into a growing wariness of Hitler in the mid-1930s through a German police report and a letter from a US diplomat.
Read a telegram exchange between Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Tsar Nicholas of Russia in which the leaders attempt to prevent World War I.
Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.
French writer Amin Maalouf describes the connection between violence and issues of identity and belonging.
Gain insight into the devastating poverty, unemployment, and hopelessness experienced by Germans during the Great Depression.
Learn about the non-aggression pact forged by Hitler and Stalin in 1939, the pact’s secret clauses, and the role of propaganda.