Learn about the pamphlet published by Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche that sparked a national debate about race and eugenics in Germany in the 1920s.
Results of 10 surveys conducted between 1938-1941 gauging US attitudes to Jews and antisemitism.
In 1939, over 5000 Americans were randomly selected and asked in a poll with which of the following statements they agreed:
Although 39 percent agreed with the first statement, 53 percent viewed Jews as “different.” About 32 percent wanted to restrict their “business methods” and about 10 percent favored their deportation. Eight percent had no opinion. Other polls resulted in similar findings. Few Americans were vehemently antisemitic, but many felt that Jews had to be kept in their “place.”
David Wyamn, Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crisis, 1938-1941 (Pantheon, 1985), 22 quoted in Facing History and Ourselves: Elements of Time, 77-79.