Arch Oboler’s 1938 radio play, performed by Katharine Hepburn, pleaded with American audiences to offer more aid to Jewish refugee children. It aired as the country debated over the Wagner-Rogers Bill (Joint Resolution 64).
Sociologist Nechama Tec explores the story of one woman, Stefa Dworek - a Polish Christian - and her motivation to shelter a Jewish woman during the Holocaust. If caught rescuing a Jew during this time, Stefa would have faced imprisonment or worse. Yet about 2 percent of the Polish Christian population chose to hide Jews in a nation known for its long history of antisemitism.
The beginning of the Nanjing Atrocities occurred with the Imperial Japanese Army’s occupation of the then capital city of China, Nanjing. These images capture the early days of the military occupation as well as offer a geographic orientation to the city confines.
The Meiji Period in Japan (1868-1912) included many institutional reforms attempting both to modernize as well as maintain their sovereignty. These images document efforts of modernization most evident in the military, civil government, education, and cultural institutions.