The American Press and the Holocaust | Newberry

The American Press and the Holocaust

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Daniel Greene, Northwestern University
Full. Waitlist only.
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

“What did Americans know about the Nazi persecution of Europe’s Jews and when did they know it?” This question has obsessed a generation of historians who write about Americans and the Holocaust. Our seminar will challenge two pervasive misconceptions: (1) that Americans had little information about Nazism during the 1930s and 1940s; (2) that published information about Nazism was buried on the back pages of American newspapers. Participants will read primary sources published in US newspapers and magazines between 1933 to 1945 in order for participants to gain a deeper understanding of how Americans understood the threat of Nazism. This course also will introduce a crowdsourcing project collecting US news coverage from on Nazism, developed by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and intended for use in classrooms.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 6, 2017. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.