Newspaper Research Project: Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity


Adam Blackler
University of Wyoming

Human Rights: History Above the Fold (USHMM)
This assignment ask students to examine local newspapers for information, reports, and opinions about 39 different Holocaust-era events and then submit articles they find to a national database at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (USHMM). It was designed for an upper-division course in the history of human rights and is also being used in an upper-division course on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Image: By United States Army Signal Corps photographer – Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University [1], Public Domain,

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