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Americans and The Holocaust

Americans and the Holocaust at Boise State University

The Exhibit at Albertsons Library

From March 22 – April 26, Albertsons Library welcomes visitors to Americans and the Holocaust, a nationally touring exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Exhibition Overview

Holocaust history raises important questions about what Europeans could have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews. Questions also must be asked of the international community, including the United States.

The exhibition raises challenging and important questions about this critical moment in American history: What did Americans know?  What more could have been done?

Americans and the Holocaust examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide.


The Albertsons Library will be hosting a number of events associated with the Exhibit. The Exhibition Open Event will occur from 5-7pm on March 27 on the first floor of Albertsons Library. More information about events can be found on the events page of the Library's exhibition website.

Schedule a Tour

Group Tours are available. To schedule a tour please contact Gwyn Hervochon at for more information.

Docents will be available at select times to facilitate the individual's experience of the exhibit.

Americans and the Holocaust Online Exhibition

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a virtual exhibit on the topic of Americans and the Holocaust. It is a companion to, not the same thing, as the physical traveling exhibit. The online exhibit has many further resources for viewers to discover more information about all the topics covered. There is also a section on Personal Stories that includes primary sources of individuals and groups directly involved in this historic period and topic.

Information about Contemporary Genocide and What You Can Do to Raise Awareness and Help Prevent Genocide