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America and The Holocaust

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While Americans were consumed by the task of declaring war and mobilizing for World War II, millions of European Jews were being transported to camps and slaughtered in what would later be known as the Holocaust. This collection focuses on the period leading up to and during the Holocaust, and analyzes the different types of American responses. More specifically, this collection views the two ends of the spectrum. It will include the anti-semitic movements, who advocated against helping Jewish people abroad, and the Jewish Organizations advocating for action to be taken to help the European Jews. Both of these views had powerful advocates and followers among the United States public. These ideas made their way into people's opinions of the government, as well as their policies. Proponents of both sides utilized different forms of media to portray their message and find varying degrees of success.