Students are introduced to the many factors that influenced Americans’ will and ability to respond to the Jewish refugee crisis, including isolationism, racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.
Students turn their attention to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of a strong current of ethno-nationalism rooted in Turkish identity.
Students understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
Students are introduced to the history of Western imperialism in East Asia and its influence on the identities and ambitions of Japan and China.
Scholar Beth Van Schaack discusses General Matsui Iwane’s involvement in the Nanjing atrocities.
In this clip, The Honorable Albie Sachs addresses questions from San Francisco Bay Area Facing History student Abigail B. at the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner.
The first of a 3-part series explores the early years of Chinese immigration to the U.S.