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.
Students think about the responsibilities of governments as they consider how countries around the world responded to the European Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany.
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George describes his admiration for Hitler's leadership in a 1936 newspaper article.
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 the non-aggression pact forged by Hitler and Stalin in 1939, the pact’s secret clauses, and the role of propaganda.
Consider how nations around the world responded to the Jewish refugee crisis created by Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria.
Learn about the memo that urged President Roosevelt to step up US efforts to rescue Jews from the Nazis, and led him to establish the War Refugee Board.
Eisenhower, a general during World War II, describes his shock and horror at touring a Nazi concentration camp liberated by US troops.
Consider why Hitler's demand for the Sudetenland evolved into an international crisis, and evaluate the resulting agreement forged by Hitler, Chamberlain, and Daladier.
Discover how a British diplomat created a visa program that allowed 48,000 Jews to escape Nazi-occupied Germany.
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.