Reflecting on Germany’s War Against the Jews from an American Perspective

On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember Germany’s war against the Jews. Here a modern, industrialized state transcended its national borders to commit the mass murder of innocent people. In the end, two-thirds of Europe’s Jews and one-third of the world’s Jewish population were slaughtered. Although thousands of miles away, Americans proved less than innocent bystanders to these events.
This discussion will explore the beliefs and values of the perpetrators of genocide, to realize the roles of leaders and opinion makers in shaping the perceptions of those who followed. Yet, in remembering the past, we must weigh our responsibilities in the present. What does the increasing normalization of anti-Semitism in the United States portend for American Jews and the core values and institutions of our country?
Amos Guiora, Ph.D.
Bob Goldberg, Ph.D.
Hollis Robbins, Ph.D.


Apr 18 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


J. Willard Marriott Library
295 S 1500 E