Examine the moral dilemmas faced by five diplomats who, at great personal risk, assisted Jews fleeing Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.
This rich collection of readings, artwork, primary documents, and biographies, documents the creativity and catastrophe of Germany’s Weimar Republic (1919-1933). How did individual choices shape the events that led to the rise of the Third Reich and collapse of democracy?
This Explainer defines the term political polarization and provides information on how it impacts US politics and society.
Learn about the new guide to Teaching Schindler's List, consisting of eight lesson plans, video interviews with a Holocaust survivor, an interactive timeline, and additional teaching resources and professional development to provide tools and context for teaching about the Holocaust.
The letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport was not the only landmark event in the early history of America that dealt with issues of religious freedom and identity. Seixas’ letter and Washington’s subsequent response exist within a timeline of many other events during which the newly formed country faced those issues. Continue reading below for information about some of those events.
Black History Month is more than a celebration of selected achievements by a talented few. It is a time for students, educators, and historians to deeply examine pivotal moments of the African American experience. The historical impact of African Americans on the story of America is profound and ongoing – but it is within the study of this history that we become better equipped to wrestle with the challenges and opportunities around contemporary discussions of racism.