Through its collaboration with The Wolfsonian–FIU, the program provides access to numerous historical artifacts that allow students to analyze the messages and cultural atmosphere that led to and propagated the Holocaust. The Wolfsonian has substantial holdings of materials documenting the National Socialists’ rise to power and their rule in Germany through the Second World War. Books, magazines, posters and other printed materials, as well as fine and decorative art from the Third Reich demonstrate how the Nazis used propaganda to promote their policies, including the demonization of non-Aryan peoples. Rare items in the Wolfsonian library include children’s books designed to inculcate fear and hatred of Jewish people as a necessary preparation for and precursor to the Holocaust.
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