American Artifacts: Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit We tour a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Memorial exhibit which explores how the American public and government officials reacted to Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews between 1930 and 1939. This is part one of a two-part program.

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    5:59 PM EST

    "Americans and the Holocaust" Exhibit, Part 1

    Curator Daniel Greene gave a tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit which uses films, artifacts, and documents to explore how the U.S. public and government officials reacted to Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews between 1930 and 1939. The exhibit explains how restrictive quotas limited the number of refugees to the United States during this period, and uses Gallup poll results from the time to show public opinion of immigrants, war, and the economy. A second program focuses on 1939 to 1945.

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    6:00 PM EST

    "Americans and the Holocaust" Exhibit, Part 2

    In the second of a two-part program, curator Daniel Greene gave a tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit which uses films, artifacts, and documents to explore how the U.S. public and government officials reacted to Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews during World War II. The exhibit looks at the “America First” movement to stay out of the war, and sets out to examine two questions: what did Americans know about the Holocaust as it was happening, and what could have been done to save European Jews? The first program focused…