Holocaust exhibit travels from D.C. to Gonzaga, sharing how xenophobia, isolationism and bureaucracy affected America's response to genocide

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“Americans and the Holocaust” is on display through Oct. 6.

The “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibition tells two stories.

The first is a harrowing one with which we are all too familiar: The systematic persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its allies, which resulted in the murder of 6 million people between 1933 and 1945.

In the second, less-known story, America’s bureaucratic incompetence and all-consuming fear of outsiders led to a glaring disconnect between the country’s disapproval

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