Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit

Americans and the HolocaustAmericans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. What did Americans know, and what more could have been done?

The exhibition – from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. – also presents stories of individual Americans, some of whom took actions that went against the grain at the time, daring to rescue Jews from Europe.

Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is made possible by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association

For more info: Check out the traveling exhibition page from the Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The exhibit will be open to the public during normal business hours through June 30.     Mon-Thu 10 - 8pm, Fri 10 - 5pm, Sat 9-1pm

Events

  • Monday, May 23, 5-7 pm Opening Night Exhibit  Please join us for a night of sharing and learning. Marian Broida, Gustavus professor will emcee the event. Listen to a string quartet while you experience the exhibit.
  • May 23-27, School Week.  Classrooms will visit by appointment. 
  • Wednesday, June 8, 6pm The Nuremburg Trials with historian Michael Eckers
  • Monday, June 13, 4-6pm  Ideologies of Hate: Then and Now, a discussion with local experts and activists, outdoors in the Gorman Park Pavilion
  • Movie Series
    • Wed., June 15, 6:00pm The Book Thief
    • Wed., June 22, 1pm Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor's Band
    • Wed., June 29, 1pm Denial
  • Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. Intro to Judaism with Marian Broida @ the Gorman Park Pavilion


Acknowledgments

Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is an educational initiative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.

Americans and the Holocaust exhibit was made possible by the generous support of lead sponsors 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.