Past Exhibit

Producing Silence: Hollywood, the Holocaust and the Jews

This original illustrated exhibition discusses the impact of the Holocaust, the Nazi party and antisemitism, and their effect on the production and censorship of the American film industry. This exhibit is an attempt to capture and explore some of the tensions that Hollywood faced during the 1930-1942 years. The industry was aware of its enormous potential to influence public opinion, and yet was submitting to German and American pressure to negotiate its way with Nazi bureaucrats, until a few years after the outbreak of the war.