In this video, Dr. Paul Bookbinder describes how the Nazis assumed power in 1930s Germany.
In this video, Dr. Paul Bookbinder gives an overview of the Nuremberg trials.
Professor Paul Bookbinder describes the “noble experiment” of democracy in the Weimar Republic.
Scholar Allida Black describes how former first lady and human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt worked to develop the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
History teacher Brittany Burns' class at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Massachusetts, studies the fall of Weimar Germany.
Alfons Heck recalls how he became a high-ranking member of the Hitler Youth. He talks about the importance of peer pressure and propaganda to Hitler's ability to recruit eight million German children to participate in the "war effort."
Novelists, as well as the actress Mary Badham, who played To Kill a Mockingbird's narrator, Scout, reflect on this character and the ways in which she addresses issues of gender, race relations, and growing up in the South.
James McBride and Rick Bragg read passages from To Kill a Mockingbird on how historical realities of Southern life affect the characters in the novel.
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and others recall their memories and impressions from reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time.