Hello! My name is Karina. During the Spring of 2022, I had the honor of interning for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). I worked remotely on the History Unfolded project with Eric Schmalz, the community manager, who tailored the internship for my career goals. My main goals were to explore career paths within museums and strengthen my research and outreach skills. Thanks to the experience I had with this amazing institution and staff, I have furthered my goals.
Above the Fold
The History Unfolded Blog
Pat has been contributing articles to History Unfolded since 2016. As of spring 2022, she has submitted more than 10,000 entries to the project. We recently asked Pat for suggestions and tips on how to conduct online keyword searches for historic newspapers.
History Unfolded by Two Educators within the Gratz College Community
Maine high school social studies teacher Heidi Omlor received her PhD in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (HGS) from Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA. New Jersey colleague and adjunct professor Barbara Krasner is a PhD candidate in the HGS program at Gratz. Separately, they each leaned into History Unfolded to meet professional and personal goals. Read More
This video is for educators who have set up groups. It explains how to view groups, how to keep track of student submissions, and how to see comments the History Unfolded review team leaves for students.
Welcome to History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust, a project of the United States Holocaust Museum. History Unfolded asks students, teachers, and history buffs to help us discover what information was available to Americans about the Holocaust as it was happening and how Americans responded to that information. Read More
If you are not familiar with newspapers.com, we have created a brief overview of how to search for and submit articles from newspapers.com to History Unfolded. Through the generosity of Ancestry, all project volunteers will have the option to gain free access to newspapers.com this December 5-11, 2022. Read More
One of the goals for History Unfolded is to develop a representative sample of newspaper reporting in each of the fifty states in order to facilitate scholarly research and comparative data analysis. Toward that end, the Museum has identified the two newspapers, or in some cases three, with the highest circulation in each state in 1940. We have set a goal to publish findings from these two newspapers for each event module in each state.
Thousands of project volunteers around the country have contributed to History Unfolded since November 2015. Their motivations for getting involved vary. Some are students working on an assignment. Some already volunteer at local history institutions. Some proudly identify as research or history nerds. Others have a deep personal connection to the history itself. David Laks’s story is one of many we have learned about over the years. Read More
One of the goals for History Unfolded was to provide research in support of the special exhibition Americans and the Holocaust, which opened to the public on April 23, 2018. Were we successful? Hear from the exhibition’s lead curator and historian to find out!