From September 17 to October 23, 2022, the Amarillo Public Library will host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war, and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. Amarillo Public Library is one of fifty libraries from across the country selected to host Americans and the Holocaust and will be the only Texas venue to display the exhibition.

Based on extensive new research on that period, Americans and the Holocaust addresses important themes in American history, exploring the many factors—including the Great Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism, and antisemitism—that influenced decisions made by the U.S. government, the news media, organizations, and individuals as they responded to Nazism.

While hosting the Americans and the Holocaust exhibition, Amarillo Public Library will provide additional programs offering a more in-depth look at themes of the exhibition, including a weekly lecture series and documentary film screenings.

For more information about Americans and the Holocaust and related programs at Amarillo Public Library, contact Cynthia Hunt at 806.378.6019 or or visit To learn more about the exhibition, visit

Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is an educational initiative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.

Americans and the Holocaust was made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine. Additional major funding was provided by the Bildners — Joan & Allen z"l, Elisa Spungen and Rob, Nancy and Jim; and Jane and Daniel Och. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibitions are also supported by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.

Demonstrators in Los Angeles protest Germany's persecution of Jews in the aftermath of Kristallnacht, 1938. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Americans and the Holocaust travelling exhibition for libraries.