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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


How Did Young Americans Respond to the Nazi Threat?

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Mar 24, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

While growing up in a time of racial segregation and the Great Depression, some young Americans looked beyond the struggles of their own nation to respond to the Nazi threat in Europe. Students at Yale and other universities led movements opposing US intervention abroad. College students in rural Kansas raised funds for 19-year-old Tom Doeppner to escape Nazi Germany and attend school in America. And William Scott, a Black student at Morehouse College, photographed Nazi atrocities after he was drafted into a segregated US Army unit. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as they explore the range of actions young Americans took to speak out and act during the Holocaust.

Leila Braun, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's Facebook page.

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