Maus: Common Reading Program
Film Screening: America and the Holocaust
Complex social and political factors shaped America's response to the Holocaust, from "Kristallnacht" in 1938 through the liberation of the death camps in 1945. For a short time, the US had an opportunity to open its doors, but instead erected a "paper wall," a bureaucratic maze that prevented all but a few Jewish refugees from entering the country. It was not until 1944, that a small band of Treasury Department employees forced the government to respond.
The Student Symposium provides a place for students to present their research or reflections in a creative way. The projects presented will be based on readings of Maus or related thematically to ideas presented in the graphic novel.