In this first clip associated with the Inheritance lesson plan, Monika Hertwig recalls her father, the Nazi commandant Amon Goeth, and her mother, Amon's mistress Ruth. Meanwhile, Helen Jonas talks about her past as Goeth's slave and her memories of Ruth's indifference to Amon's cruelty. Students should discuss what Ruth's lack of action reveals about her and its impact on Monika. Return to 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.