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Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibition

After a successful tour of 50 libraries from 2021 to 2023, the Museum is continuing to partner with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office to extend the Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibition to an additional 50 libraries across the United States from 2024 to 2026.

This 1,100-square-foot traveling exhibition is based on the exhibition that opened in April 2018 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibition addresses important themes in American history, including Americans’ responses to refugees, war and genocide in the 1930s and ‘40s. This exhibition will challenge the commonly held assumptions that Americans knew little and did nothing about the Nazi persecution and murder of Jews as the Holocaust unfolded.

Drawing on a remarkable collection of primary sources from the 1930s and ‘40s, the exhibition focuses on the stories of individuals and groups of Americans who took action in response to Nazism. It will challenge visitors to consider the responsibilities and obstacles faced by individuals—from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to ordinary Americans—who made difficult choices, sought to effect change, and, in a few cases, took significant risks to help victims of Nazism even as rescue never became a government priority. The exhibit hopes to challenge people to not only ask “what would I have done?” but also, “what will I do?”

The tour schedule below shows when the Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibition will be on display at each site. Please contact the library to confirm exhibition and programming dates.

Where to See This Exhibition


September 3 – October 15, 2024

November 7 – December 19, 2024


January 11 – February 22, 2025

March 17 – April 28, 2025

May 21 – July 2, 2025

July 25 – September 25, 2025

September 28 – November 9, 2025


December 2, 2025 – January 13, 2026

February 5 – March 19, 2026

April 11 – May 23, 2026

June 15 – July 27, 2026

August 19 – September 30, 2026

October 23, 2026 – December 4, 2026

Americans and the Holocaust was made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine. Additional major funding was provided by the Bildners — Joan & Allen z”l, Elisa Spungen & Rob, Nancy & Jim; and Jane and Daniel Och. 

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