The U.S. and the Holocaust


Explores America's response to the Holocaust, and how it challenged the ideals of democracy.

Peter Coyote, Daniel Mendelsohn, Peter Hayes

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    • (2022)
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    • 1 seasons
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    SEASON 1

  • Episode 3The Homeless, The Tempest-Tossed (1942 -- )

    A group of government officials supports rescue operations; the public sees for the first time the scale of the Holocaust as Allies liberate German camps.

  • Episode 2Yearning to Breathe Free (1938-1942)

    As World War II begins, Americans unite in their disapproval of Nazi brutality and work to help refugees escape; Germany invades the Soviet Union and secretly begins the mass murder of European Jews.

  • Episode 1The Golden Door (Beginnings -- 1938)

    Congress reverses open borders; Hitler and the Nazis begin their persecution of German Jews, causing many to seek refuge; President Franklin D. Roosevelt is concerned but unable to coordinate a response to the crisis.