In this final clip associated with the Inheritance lesson plan, Monika Hertwig talks about her mother Ruth, who regretted the fact that she had not done enough to help Jews during the Holocaust. Ruth later committed suicide. Students should discuss if they think bystanders, like Ruth, should be held accountable in any way for the crimes they witnessed but did not themselves commit.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.
A group of Syrian women explain that the biggest challenges for women in the Muslim world stem not from conservative religious behaviors but from the cultural norms advocated by conservative male clerics.