U.S. Knowledge of the Holocaust
How much was the country aware of during WWII?
WARNING: Small but graphic imagery of survivors and corpses is shown below.
Yet it took the tragedy of Pearl Harbor, and not the tragedy of genocide, to push the U.S. into action. Why were we so slow to move?
Confusion & Denial
Many also had a significant amount of doubt in these war horror stories, when in World War I, almost all such stories turned out to be false.
Of course, when you hear about thousands being slaughtered in genocidal camps, it isn't exactly something you want to be confirmed as the truth.
All around, there was this passive, underlying hate against the Jews in the States, which could easily leave an entire country apathetic to whatever might be happening to Jewish people in Nazi Germany.