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Americans and the Holocaust


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Location: Lower Level, Sidney Kimmel and Rena Rowan Exhibition Gallery

Tickets: None required

Plan to spend: 45 minutes

Recommended: Ages 11 and up

This exhibition is a portrait of American society that shows how the Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism, and antisemitism shaped responses to Nazism and the Holocaust. It reveals how much information was available to Americans at the time and asks why rescuing Jews did not become a priority, except for a few individuals who took the risk to help.

Lead sponsor Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine generously supported this special exhibition. Other major support was provided by the Bildners—Joan & Allen z”l, Elisa Spungen & Rob, Nancy & Jim; and Jane and Daniel Och. Additional support was provided by other donors.

The Museum’s exhibitions are also supported by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.