Confront the brutality of the Holocaust, and reflect on what made it possible for so many individuals to participate in the mass murder of millions of people.
Students deepen their examination of human behavior during the Holocaust by analyzing and discussing the range of choices available to individuals, groups, and nations.
Read a German woman's account of her decision to murder several Jews under Nazi orders while living in occupied Poland.
Learn about the Nazis’ medical killing program that was responsible for the murder of mentally and physically disabled people during World War II.
Get insight into how a commander at a Nazi death camp viewed his victims and coped with his actions (Spanish available).
Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.
Consider a Swiss merchant’s account of how his German colleagues responded to the events of Kristallnacht (Spanish available).
Read eyewitness accounts of the killing process at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
Former Nazi youth member Alfons Heck reflects on coming to terms with Germany’s role and his own part in the Holocaust.
Consider why the residents of Hartheim kept silent about the evidence of mass murder they witnessed in their town throughout World War II (Spanish available).
Consider the experiences of Jewish prisoners who were forced to help German guards murder other prisoners.
Learn about the Nazis’ plan to rearrange the population of Poland, which resulted in the displacement of more than a million ethnic Poles and Jews (Spanish available).
Learn how the Nazis imposed their racial hierarchy on the people of Poland during the German occupation.