Learn about German artist Gunter Demnig and his work installing plaques that honor Holocaust victims across Europe.
The incredible story of Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz and of Swedish envoy Raoul Wallenberg whose program saved tens of thousands of Jews and showed that a cross-nation collaborative diplomatic effort could be implemented.
Consider the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the challenges to implementing it.
In 1944, Treasury Department Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and his aides put together a report detailing the State Department's obstructionist efforts that kept Jewish refugees from escaping Nazi atrocities. As a result of Morgenthau's report, President Roosevelt established a War Refugee Board which went on to save as many as 200,000 Jews.
Investigate Eleanor Roosevelt’s description of the differences between the way Americans and Soviets viewed personal freedoms and rights in this excerpt of her speech delivered at the Sorbonne.
South African poet and activist Mazisi Kunene reflects on his experience voting in South Africa’s first non-racial democratic election in 1994.