The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc. is pleased to share the following program from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: “A Divided America Responds to Nazi Persecution”
Date: Wednesday, September 21nd, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM ET
Platform: Online – Facebook Live
Please click here to view.
Reports out of Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s showed that life was increasingly dangerous for Jews. Some Americans urged the US government to offer refuge to those attempting to flee, but most did not want to open the doors. In 1939, 20,000 Americans packed Madison Square Garden—the stage adorned with swastikas and American flags—for a pro-Nazi rally. Outside, 100,000 Americans protested the event.