Some Were Neighbours: Choice, Human Behaviour, and the Holocaust

The state sponsored systematic murder of six million Jewish men, women and children across an entire continent remains a watershed in our understanding of humanity. This exhibition addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible?

It is important to look back at this watershed event in history to see what it can teach us about the past, and to see what it can teach us about ourselves. The Holocaust reminds us that the unthinkable is always possible. It also reminds us that individuals always have more power than they realize - for better or for worse.

The exhibit is organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and endorsed by the United States Mission to the United Nations.


United Nations Headquarters, Visitor's Lobby, Gallery A


16 January 2020-23 February 2020