Museum Exhibition

How was the Holocaust possible?

The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators’ dependence on countless others. In countries across Europe, tens of thousands of ordinary people actively collaborated with German perpetrators of the Holocaust. Many more supported or tolerated the crimes.

To mark the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 20th anniversary, the Museum presents a special exhibition that explores the collaboration and complicity of individuals in Nazi Germany’s persecution and murder of Jews.


The special exhibition Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust was underwritten in part by grants from The David Berg Foundation; The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation; the Benjamin and Seema Pulier Foundation; the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990, and Sy and Laurie Sternberg.

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