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.
Learn about the Nazis’ job creation program during their first year in power, which pursued both reemployment and military rearmament.
Consider how nations around the world responded to the Jewish refugee crisis created by Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria.
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.
Consider why Hitler's demand for the Sudetenland evolved into an international crisis, and evaluate the resulting agreement forged by Hitler, Chamberlain, and Daladier.
Learn how the Nazis imposed their racial hierarchy on the people of Poland during the German occupation.
Evaluate the state of World War II in 1941 using maps and historical context.
Learn about Nazi Germany’s participation in the Spanish Civil War and analyze Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica.
Learn how the German government exploited the wealth and resources of occupied countries during World War II.
Examine how the world responded to Hitler’s first acts of military aggression, including Germany’s remilitarization of the Rhineland.
Learn about Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938, the Anschluss, and the world's response to this act of open aggression.
Get insight into the German public opinion on Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939 with these primary source excerpts.
Get an overview of the Nazis’ occupation of France and its advances into Western Europe during World War II.