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The American Experience
Maps of the Holocaust

Reports about large-scale Nazi massacres of European Jews began reaching the West in late 1941. But it wasn't until January 1944 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the War Refugee Board, an agency that was probably responsible for helping to save as many as 200,000 Jewish lives. While the Allied nations procrastinated, millions of Jews were slaughtered. The following timeline and maps describe a few instances of Allied inaction and show just a small selection of the atrocities being committed in one area of Eastern Europe at the same time.

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