The Furman Libraries is one of 50 U.S. locations selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition made possible by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.
Americans and the Holocaust examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war, and genocide in Europe during the 1930s - 1940s. It also addresses important themes in American history, exploring the many factors that influenced decisions made by the U.S. government, the news media, organizations, and individuals as they responded to Nazism.
Americans and the Holocaust was made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine. Additional major funding was provided by the Bildners — Joan & Allen z”l, Elisa Spungen & Rob, Nancy & Jim; and Jane and Daniel Och. The Museum's exhibitions are also supported by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.
Visit the Exhibit
Americans and the Holocaust will be on display on the ground floor atrium of the James B. Duke Library March 22 - April 25. This exhibition is self-guided.