When did America Know About the Holocaust?
February 20, 2007 9:41 AM Subscribe
How widespread was the knowledge of the concentration camps outside of Germany, and displaced Jewish families, in the 30's and 40's? When did the general American public become aware of what was happening?
Prompted by the recent discovery of Otto Frank's letters trying to secure visas for his family, I'm curious as to just when the knowledge of the mass death taking place in Europe became known beyond those directly affected. I've read the Wikipedia article on the Holocaust
, and though it indicates the Brits had confirmation around '41, it's less clear for the Americans.