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Americans and the Holocaust: A Reader
edited by Daniel Greene and Edward Phillips
foreword by Sara J. Bloomfield
Rutgers University Press, 2021
Cloth: 978-1-9788-2169-9 | Paper: 978-1-9788-2168-2 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-2172-9
Library of Congress Classification D804.45.U55A485 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.53180973

What did the American people and the US government know about the threats posed by Nazi Germany? What could have been done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews? 
Americans and the Holocaust explores these enduring questions by gathering together more than one hundred primary sources that reveal how Americans debated their responsibility to respond to Nazism. Drawing on groundbreaking research conducted for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Americans and the Holocaust exhibition, these carefully chosen sources help readers understand how Americans’ responses to Nazism were shaped by the challenging circumstances in the United States during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including profound economic crisis, fear of communism, pervasive antisemitism and racism, and widespread isolationism. 
Collecting newspaper and magazine articles, popular culture materials, and government records, Americans and the Holocaust is a valuable resource for students and historians seeking to shed light on this dark era in world history.

To explore further, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's digital exhibit, available here:

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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