The U.S. and the Holocaust explores America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. Inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition and supported by its historical resources, the film examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south. The series, written by Geoffrey Ward, sheds light on what the U.S. government and American people knew and did as the catastrophe unfolded in Europe.
Americans consider themselves a "nation of immigrants," but as the catastrophe of the Holocaust unfolded in Europe, the United States proved unwilling to open its doors to more than a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of desperate people seeking refuge. Through riveting firsthand testimony of witnesses and survivors who as children endured persecution, violence and flight as their families tried to escape Hitler, this series delves deeply into the tragic human consequences of public indifference, bureaucratic red tape and restrictive quota laws in America. Did the nation fail to live up to its ideals? This is a history to be reckoned with.
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The U.S. and the Holocaust Airs: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
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THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST - General Information
Series Premiere: September 18, 2022 Classification: Documentary Genre: Documentary | History Network: Airs: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday at 12:00 am Runtime: 0 Minutes
THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST - Season 1 -- 3 Episodes
1x1 -- Sep 18, 2022 -- The Golden Door (Beginnings -- 1938) 1x2 -- Sep 20, 2022 -- Yearning to Breathe Free (1938-1942) 1x3 -- Sep 21, 2022 -- The Homeless, The Tempest-Tossed (1942 -- )