Explore the events that led to the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims. Discover the stories of survivors, witnesses, and rescuers that raise essential questions about the nature of human behavior.
Provide students with a biographical sketch that helps them understand Schindler’s evolution from a Nazi war profiteer to a rescuer.
Read a German woman's account of her decision to murder several Jews under Nazi orders while living in occupied Poland.
Read a letter exchange between Adolf Hitler and President Paul von Hindenburg regarding a law that suspended Jews from positions of civil service in Nazi Germany (Spanish available).
Learn about the Nazis’ job creation program during their first year in power, which pursued both reemployment and military rearmament.
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George describes his admiration for Hitler's leadership in a 1936 newspaper article.
Learn about the Nazis’ medical killing program that was responsible for the murder of mentally and physically disabled people during World War II.
Investigate some of the factors that contributed to the success and stability of the Weimar Republic in 1929.
Diary entries from a Jewish woman imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen shed light on how prisoners in camps and ghettos were deprived of dignity (Spanish available).
Get insight into how a commander at a Nazi death camp viewed his victims and coped with his actions (Spanish available).
Gain insight into a growing wariness of Hitler in the mid-1930s through a German police report and a letter from a US diplomat.
Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.