Käthe Kollwitz was an exceptional artist who was a champion of the poor and those who struggled in society. Born in East Prussia in 1867, Kollwitz came from a middle class family.
These three lessons are centered on excerpts from the documentary film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness by Joseph Dorman. The film looks at Sholem Aleichem’s life and the culture of the shtetl through several of his short stories, among them "On Account of a
Listen to music recordings and narration paired with The Children of Willesden Lane book and accompanying teacher's guide.
View images from photographer Sara Terry detailing the aftermath of the 1992–1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ruth Fischer was a member of the creative Jewish Eisler family, which produced political activists and creative artists. She was a leader of the German Communist Party (KPD) during the 1920’s and fought battles both within the party and within the international communist movement to keep the KPD from falling under the control of Moscow.