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Learn about how Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America (1835), viewed democracy, freedom, and religion.
Introduce students to the four brothers whose partisan unit saved Jewish lives from the forests of Belarus.
Sara Fortis recollects how the partisans addressed one another and the significance of her title captain.
Get insight into how the Jewish Enlightenment affected Jewish women in this memoir excerpt from Pauline Wengeroff.
Consider how Christian churches confronted their legacy of antisemitism in the years following the Holocaust.
Read a Jewish partisan’s account of how his unit gained the trust and respect of the local population while resisting the Germans.
Read the chapter of the bible describing Moses' first encounter with God.
Read personal reflections on retaining faith after the Holocaust from Jewish scholars and writers.
Read about the experiences of a Jewish partisan fighting against the Germans in Poland during World War II.
Zora Neale Hurston describes her sense of identity and experience being a black woman in this 1928 essay.
Read a brief history of Jewish life in Belarus before World War II.
Read a brief overview of the presence of the Jewish population in the early centuries of Greece.