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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches that the Holocaust was preventable and that by heeding warning signs and taking early action, individuals and governments can save lives. With this knowledge, the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide works to do for the victims of genocide today what the world failed to do for the Jews of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. The information below is intended to raise awareness about contemporary genocide and how your community, after seeing the exhibition and learning about the history of the Holocaust, can play a role in helping to prevent genocide today.