“Did you know people like you around the country helped us create the Museum’s new exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust?

From high school students to lifelong learners, ‘citizen historians’ combed through local newspaper archives, finding more than 15,000 articles that helped us explore the question, ‘What did Americans know about the Holocaust?’

The articles were found through the initiative History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust, which asks volunteers to search for news of events such as the Nazi book burnings and the voyage of the St. Louis.

Would you like to join the more than 3,000 contributors? Visit History Unfolded online and see how you can help create an archive that historians will use for generations to come.


Dr. Rebecca Erbelding
Historian and Researcher, Americans and the Holocaust
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum”

Posted on July 1, 2018, in 2018, 5778, July, Tammuz. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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