Explore the transformation of traditional Jewish life in late 19th- and early 20th-century eastern Europe through the story of renowned playwright and author, Sholem Aleichem.
Students analyze images and film that convey the richness of Jewish life across Europe at the time of the Nazis’ ascension to power.
Students learn about the vibrant culture and diversity of Jewish life in Europe before the war and antisemitism's role in diminishing this richness.
Students learn about pre-war Jewish life and compare it with today’s diaspora in order to reflect on how modernity can impact tradition.
Students reflect on how a traditional Jewish text sheds light on the story of a high school student’s experience with belonging.
Students explore readings, photographs, and video that give them a view into the lives of Jews living in Poland before the Holocaust.
The spirit of Jewish life in pre-World War II Warsaw is captured within this short documentary through meaningful images of daily life as it was before the Nazi invasion.
Not all Jews felt equally threatened by discriminatory policies of the prewar Nazi regime due to antisemitic legislation being applied at various levels of intensity in different areas of Germany.
Get insight into how the Jewish Enlightenment affected Jewish women in this memoir excerpt from Pauline Wengeroff.
Wislawa Szymborska, a Polish poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996, describes hatred in a poem.
Using photographs, drawings, home movies, music, and interviews with survivors, this production re-creates Jewish life in Poland from the late 19th century through the 1930s.
Read a brief history of Jewish life in Belarus before World War II.