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In this unit students experience how art can serve as a tool to understanding history by analyzing paintings by renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak.
Help your students be thoughtful, engaged viewers of Schindler's List with these lesson plans that foster reflection and make contemporary connections to the history.
The photographs of German soldier Wermacht Sergeant Heinz Jost bring the Warsaw Ghetto to life in this film, capturing the surviving culture despite disease and death.
Holocaust survivor, Marian Marzynski, sets out to find out how Germans are willing to build a memorial to the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.
Use this guide to teach the memoir The Children of Willesden Lane and its powerful story of a woman who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna on the Kindertransport.
Black South African freedom music played a central role against apartheid. This film specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years.
Estelle Ishigo, a Caucasian women artist, was voluntarily interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps in 1942. There, she recorded the deprivations and rigors of camp life with unusual insight.
Visual images in both print and television have been used to create a certain notion of our enemies both in the U.S. and abroad.
Use this guide to explore the role of the arts in the ghetto in Terezín by listening to and discussing songs composed by people living in the ghetto.
This guide provides those viewing paintings by Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak with a framework for analyzing the art's profound symbolism about memory, justice, and identity.
How have American movies shaped our perception of the Holocaust? Hollywood’s responses to the horrors of Nazi Germany are examined in this film.
Maya Lin, the Chinese American sculptor who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is able to address major issues of our time through the power of art.