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What is a moral person to do in times of savage immorality? This question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler, openly challenging his church to stand with the Jews.
Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge Long lays out the purpose of his strict anti-immigration policy in this 1940 memorandum.
Learn how people in the late eighteenth-century used race science, social Darwinism, and eugenics to justify their ideas about membership.
Learn about the sterilization law in Nazi Germany and other measures taken by the Nazis to ensure the purity of the Aryan race.
Learn about the life and work of Henryk Goldszmit, who was an author and radio host in Poland in the 1920s and 1930s, and consider the challenges of balancing the different aspects of one’s identity.
Explore the role of propaganda in World War I, and take a closer look at one of the most successful British propaganda campaigns featuring nurse Edith Cavell.
Consider why the residents of Hartheim kept silent about the evidence of mass murder they witnessed in their town throughout World War II (Spanish available).
Sara Fortis recollects how the partisans addressed one another and the significance of her title captain.
Melita Maschmann describes the contradictory way she viewed Jews, and particularly her Jewish classmates, while growing up in Nazi Germany.
Accompanying Elie Wiesel’s Night, the six selections in this video parallel scenes described in the memoir. It encourages students to think about universal themes of human behavior.
Not all Jews felt equally threatened by discriminatory policies of the prewar Nazi regime due to antisemitic legislation being applied at various levels of intensity in different areas of Germany.