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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.
Examine how indigenous identities in Canada have been shaped by the ways European settlers responded to real and imagined differences between themselves and the Indigenous Peoples.
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.
Learn the history behind the legislation and policies created by the Canadian government in the nineteenth century to dispossess and assimilate the Indigenous Peoples.
Read firsthand accounts from survivors of their often profoundly painful and damaging experiences at residential schools.
Explore the efforts to build a democracy in Germany in the 1920s, and examine the misunderstandings, myths, and fears that often undercut those efforts.
Examine the continuing struggle for South Africa as it creates a representative democracy, attempts to heal from the legacy of apartheid, and searches for a new, inclusive identity.
Investigate the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and its role in helping individuals and the nation overcome the historical injustice and trauma of the Indian Residential Schools system.
Discover how societies throughout history have defined membership based on ideas about human similarities and differences, such as race, religion, and nation.
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.