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Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.
Learn about how Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America (1835), viewed democracy, freedom, and religion.
Discover how the Nazis used art as a tool to promote their ideology by celebrating what they perceived as authentic German art and eliminating art they deemed degenerate.
Explore three stories of choices people made during World War II and consider their complexities, their impact, and what they can teach about human behavior.
Consider how Christian churches confronted their legacy of antisemitism in the years following the Holocaust.
Writer Mtutuzeli Matshoba provides a vivid account of life under apartheid through the story of his friend who was forcibly ejected from his home.
Read commentary and tips from Professor Lawrence Langer on interpreting paintings and artwork.
Learn about Nazi Germany’s participation in the Spanish Civil War and analyze Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica.
Contributor: Professor Lawrence Langer
Look at a selection of anti-apartheid posters that show the diverse range of messages and issues covered within the movement.
Learn how the Nazis used film to create an image of the “national community” and to demonize those they viewed as the enemy, such as the Jews.
Read W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” about the plight of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.