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Sara Fortis recounts feeling responsible for the well-being of the women in her all-female partisan unit.
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.
Read “I Dream a World” by Langston Hughes and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and reflect on the choices we make as individuals and as citizens.
Read W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” about the plight of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
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.
Israeli poet Haim Gouri and Monia Avrahami explore resistance during the Holocaust.
Learn about the dilemmas Jewish partisans faced as they encouraged others to fight back against the Germans during the Holocaust, through experience of teenage resistance fighter Vitka Kempner.
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.
Read the story of Sara Fortis, a young woman who fled her hometown in Greece when the Nazis invaded in 1941 and joined the resistance movement.
Learn about the necessity to recruit and train women for an all-female partisan unit.
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.