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Bertha Pappenheim recounts the antisemitic abuse that she witnessed in Germany in 1923.
Former Nazi youth member Alfons Heck reflects on coming to terms with Germany’s role and his own part in the Holocaust.
Consider why some Europeans changed their anti-war stance when World War I officially began, and why others like conscientious objectors continued to oppose the war.
Learn about some of the challenges delegates faced in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Read James Luther Adams’ account of a Nazi rally in 1927 and consider what it meant to be anti-Nazi at that time.
Introduce students to the four brothers whose partisan unit saved Jewish lives from the forests of Belarus.
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.