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Sonia Schreiber Weitz recalls her childhood experiences during the Holocaust and explains why she has chosen to “bear witness” through writing poetry.
Journalist Nicholas Kristof travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the growing humanitarian crisis. He highlights individuals whose stories reflect the country’s horrific situation.
This collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences, some being refugees, some hiding, and some being imprisoned in ghettos.
Born out of centuries of conflict and experimentation, America's public school system is one of the nation's most significant--but still evolving--achievements.
This documentary recounts the history of a group of African American men who were victims of a racist mishap of justice that became a national controversy.
A 13-year-old boy launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gays.
Sergio Vieira de Mello, a U.N. diplomat, devoted his life to humanitarianism and worked in some of the world’s most volatile regions, including Baghdad--where he was killed in 2003.
This is the story of Lt. General Romeo Dallaire’s frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.
Sholem Aleichem, an iconic Yiddish writer, portrayed Jewish life in czarist Russia through his stories, which were the bases for the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.
Sister Rose Thering, determined to fight anti-Semitism, took an active part in the Vatican II Council and its declaration that the Jews could not be blamed for Jesus’s death.
During the bloody marches of 1965 in Selma, Alabama, a startling new group of leaders joined the battle for civil rights: African American and white Catholic nuns.
This feature film dramatizes the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois in 1978.