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Consider the motivations and expectations of Paul von Hindenburg when he appointed Hitler to chancellor of Germany (Spanish available).
Read the text of Hitler’s first speech to the German people as chancellor, in which he describes his vision for the future of Germany.
Learn about how the Allies sought to bring German leaders to justice after World War II and the Holocaust.
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi describes his first day as a prisoner in Auschwitz, and the harrowing experience of losing his loved ones, possessions, and even his name.
Learn about Germany’s atrocities against the Herero, the Nama, and other indigenous groups in South-West Africa during Europe's colonization of Africa in the late 1800s.
Consider why paramilitary groups such as the Freikorps formed in the aftermath of World War I in Germany.
Learn about the period of disastrous inflation inWeimar Germany after World War I and consider the effects of this era on German citizens.
Learn about Nazi Germany’s participation in the Spanish Civil War and analyze Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica.
Learn about the hundreds of anti-Jewish laws and measures passed in Germany during the first three years of World War II.
Find out how Hitler strengthened enforcement of Paragraph 155, a law that made homosexuality a crime in Germany (Spanish available).
Read a brief history of Jewish life in Belarus before World War II.
Read a brief overview of the presence of the Jewish population in the early centuries of Greece.