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'Americans and the Holocaust' exhibit travels to Watertown

Watertown Regional Library

This interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Before World War II, facing persecution in Europe, Jews look to America for safety. The question is, what will America do?

A traveling exhibit follows individual stories from Jews in Europe as well as Americans who fought against bureaucracy and anti-Semitism to bring refugees to U.S. shores.

We speak with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum curator Rebecca Erbelding about what Americans knew and when they knew it.

Erbelding hopes that the exhibit gives visitors a forum where they can have difficult conversations about history and confront where thoughts, fears, and prejudices come from today.

Americans and the Holocaust is open now at the Watertown Regional Library. Is runs until August 29.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.