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Consider the motivations of individuals who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
Learn about the connection between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the struggle for civil rights in the United States.
Read and reflect on clauses from the Treaty of Versailles that punish Germany for its role in World War I.
Learn about the Nazis’ plan to rearrange the population of Poland, which resulted in the displacement of more than a million ethnic Poles and Jews (Spanish available).
View and analyze John Singer Sargent’s memorial to World War I, the painting Gassed.
Investigate factors that influenced Germans in the 1930s to conform, if not consent, to the Nazi vision for society, and learn about the consequences for those excluded from that vision.
Learn how the Nazis pushed their ideology onto German universities, and how academics like Heidegger and Einstein responded.
Read the letter written to Hiram Bingham by the Secretary of State Cordell Hull, in response to rescue efforts of Jews and non-Jews in Vichy France.
Examine the rights, protections, and democratic aspirations in the constitution of Germany’s newly formed democracy, the Weimar Republic.
Read about the confluence of nationalism, race science, and German-unification efforts in mid-eighteenth-century German society.
Consider why Hitler's demand for the Sudetenland evolved into an international crisis, and evaluate the resulting agreement forged by Hitler, Chamberlain, and Daladier.