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These rare films present us with important images of daily life in Jewish communities as it was before the Nazi invasion in pre-WWII Poland.
The desegregation movement that transformed the South during the 1960s began at Central High School in Little Rock. To mark the 50th anniversary, this film examines challenges facing American education today.
This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission.
How does race affect the way Americans view ourselves and others — in the past, present, and future? This series looks for answers in diverse communities.
This cinematic document portrays the rise and fall of German fascism and the worldwide destruction that followed in its wake.
This 1945 film features footage of gas chambers, the crematoria, and the starving, haunted survivors of Nazi death camps.
In 1943, Gonzalo Méndez sued the Westminster School District of Orange County, California, in order to end segregation in the public schools.
Nine months prior to WWII, nearly 10,000 children were sent to Great Britain from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. Most of the children never saw their parents again.
Get the print or PDF version of our unit designed to a lunch a course on US history, literature, or civics through an investigation of identity.
Nicholas Winton, a young English stock exchange clerk, saved the lives of 669 Jewish children by organizing trains to take them from Prague to new Jewish homes in Britain.
This work by Elie Wiesel reveals his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–45, at the height of the Holocaust.
One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, “Night and Fog” contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage.