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Alternating chapters contrast the wartime experiences of two young Germans—Helen Waterford, who was interned in a Nazi concentration camp, and Alfons Heck, a member of the Hitler Youth.
Social unrest in Liberia inspired a coalition of Christian and Muslim women to rise up and, through nonviolent tactics, put pressure on their government to pursue peace talks.
A child's nightmare unfolds in Ji-li Jiang's chronicle of the excesses of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s.
Ji-Li Jiang brings her memoir to life in this film, telling her personal story of survival during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century--China’s Cultural Revolution.
Barbara Sonneborn explores the meaning of war and loss on a human level by going on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
Sonia Schreiber Weitz recalls her childhood experiences during the Holocaust and explains why she has chosen to “bear witness” through writing poetry.
Journalist Nicholas Kristof travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the growing humanitarian crisis. He highlights individuals whose stories reflect the country’s horrific situation.
This collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences, some being refugees, some hiding, and some being imprisoned in ghettos.
Sergio Vieira de Mello, a U.N. diplomat, devoted his life to humanitarianism and worked in some of the world’s most volatile regions, including Baghdad--where he was killed in 2003.
This is the story of Lt. General Romeo Dallaire’s frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.
Sholem Aleichem, an iconic Yiddish writer, portrayed Jewish life in czarist Russia through his stories, which were the bases for the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.
Sister Rose Thering, determined to fight anti-Semitism, took an active part in the Vatican II Council and its declaration that the Jews could not be blamed for Jesus’s death.