In the first clip associated with the Belarusian Waltz lesson plan, performance artist Alexander Pushkin paints one of his twelve portraits of "historical heroes." All of his subjects have been marked as traitors by the Belarusian government. Students should discuss what the people in the paintings symbolize to Pushkin. View lesson plan »
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.