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DPs at Camp Grohn

World War II Spurred an Unprecedented Refugee Crisis

How Did Americans Respond?

In 1945, many Americans remained skeptical of granting asylum to millions of Europeans uprooted by war and genocide. Visual media, including films like this one, played an important role in building support for admitting Displaced Persons (DPs) from war-torn Europe.


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Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust

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Americans and the Holocaust

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Everyday Life: Roles, Motives, and Choices During the Holocaust

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Belonging and Exclusion: Reshaping Society under Nazi Rule

Examine sources that show how the Nazis and their supporters transformed Germany to align with theories about race and national unity.

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