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How did American newspapers report the Holocaust?

did Americans know about the Holocaust while it was happening? “History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust,” a national project of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, is attempting to answer this perplexing question. Approximately 4,200 US citizen historians (the numbers increase daily) are currently researching newspaper coverage of the Holocaust in their cities for “History Unfolded.” To date, 1,000 educators across the country have registered for the project and the museum has approved 4,930 newspaper submissions from all 50 states and Washington, DC. Newspapers were the primary source of information from 1933 to 1945, the period now under intense microfilm scrutiny. Perusing mainstream national and local publications was the first order of business each morning and evening. The content of these articles — and their […]

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