Milton Mayer, an American college professor from Columbia University, wanted to find out how ordinary people initially reacted to Hitler's policies and philosophy. Seven years after the end of World War II, Mayer went to Germany and interviewed a cross-section of men throughout society. One of the interviews with a German college professor is excerpted in this audio recording.
While we know that "race" is a social construct and not a biological fact, "racism" still exists. In this audio reading Lisa Delpit - scholar, author, writer and mother-writes to her daughter about her own experiences with racism growing up in the United States.
Understanding the vast range of individuals and groups who perpetrated the atrocities during the Holocaust is a difficult but critical element in the history. This audio reading explores one group--police battalions-who were organized locally much like the National Guard in the United States or other army units where soldiers were not full time. This unit Police Battalion 101 came from Hamburg, Germany but were assigned to the district outside of Lublin, Poland. The testimony recounted here came from the post-war interrogations from these soldiers and the events that took place.
Meet the scholars and representatives of education and civil society organizations who will form a global learning community to examine how Education can be used to combat threats against liberal democracy.