In this workshop, based on the USHMM’s online exhibit, teachers will examine the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped American attitudes and responses to the threats of Nazism and the Holocaust during the 1930s and 1940s. Teachers will learn about actions taken at all levels of society—by the government, the media, other organizations, and individual citizens—and how opportunities for action changed over time. This workshop promotes reflection and critical thinking about various factors that shaped attitudes and actions during that time and the factors that influence us today.
To register for the Americans and the Holocaust workshop, click here.
Before you come to this workshop:
- Make sure you have seen both The Path to Nazi Genocide and Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust videos on our Before you attend page.
Agenda for Americans and the Holocaust
Below, you will see the agenda for this workshop, which also has all of the presentations and files embedded in it for your use. Please note that we may make adjustments to the schedule and topics, but we will let you know what those adjustments are when you are with us at the workshop.