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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Introduction : "The United States is above all things a Christian nation" "We never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when we do it out of religious conviction" : European antisemitism before the founding of America "The preservation of Christianity is one of the great and leading ends of government" : the Jews in the American colonies and early state history "Chock full of lies, wickedness, and blasphemy" : American attitudes toward Jews before the Civil War "A people whose feet run to evil" : American antisemitism from the Civil War through World War I "The Jews reap more and more dislike as they better themselves" : American responses to Jews during the interwar period "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of the Jews" : America, the Jews, and the Holocaust from 1938 to 1945 "The Jews are dangerous people" : a new beginning? America and the Jews since 1945.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.