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American Responses to the Holocaust

This timeline and lesson plan helps students understand the historical and societal context of American responses to the Holocaust, including the responses of individuals and of the US government. It highlights people and groups who argued for more humanitarian action, and encourages students to consider the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ reactions to the Holocaust as it was happening. Grade Level: Adaptable for grades 9-12 Subject: History Time: 75-90 minutes; extensions available Languages: English, Spanish

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