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Inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibition and supported by its historical resources, The U.S. and the Holocaust 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 Ken Burns Collection

Baseball Poster

An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.

Benjamin Franklin Poster

Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.

Brooklyn Bridge Poster

Trace the bridge's transformation from a feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Poster

A story of human ingenuity and perseverance but also of hubris and misperception.

Central Park Five Poster

The story of five teenagers who were wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger case.

College Behind Bars Poster

Men and women earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - while incarcerated.

Country Music Poster

Hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.

Defying The Nazis: The Sharps’ War Poster

Ken Burns reveals an American couple's secret 1939 mission to help refugees escape Nazis.

East Lake Meadows Poster

The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.

Empire of the Air Poster

Follow the pioneers of radio whose genius and rivalry wove unexpected and tragic stories.

Frank Lloyd Wright Poster

This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects.

Hemingway Poster

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the writer and his enduring influence.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness Poster

A documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America.

Horatio’s Drive Poster

The remarkable story of the first person to cross the United States by car.

Huey Long Poster

A complex and comprehensive portrait of the man, his politics and the power he sought.

Jackie Robinson Poster

Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.

Jazz Poster

Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.

Lewis & Clark Poster

Enter the world of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery.

Mark Twain Poster

An illuminating portrait of a man who is one of the greatest writers in American history.

Muhammad Ali Poster

Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

Prohibition Poster

The story of the rise, rule, and fall of prohibition and the entire era it encompassed.

The Address Poster

A school in Vermont where students are encouraged to memorize the Gettysburg Address.

The American Buffalo Poster

The dramatic story of the American Buffalo's near extinction—and the people who saved it.

The Civil War Poster

A monumental series that explores the most important conflict in our nation's history.

The Congress Poster

Follow the events that shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.

The Dust Bowl Poster

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.

The Gene Poster

A historical biography of the human genome.

The Mayo Clinic Poster

Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare.

The National Parks Poster

The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.

The Roosevelts from Ken Burns Poster

A chronicle of three members of the most influential family in American politics.

The Shakers Poster

Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly American movement.

The Statue of Liberty Poster

Explore the creation of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans.

The Tenth Inning Poster

The Tenth Inning interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.

The U.S. and the Holocaust Poster

Exploring America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.

The Vietnam War Poster

The epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.

The War Poster

The story of the Second World War, told via personal accounts from four American towns.

The West Poster

A chronicle of the turbulent history of one of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth.

Thomas Hart Benton Poster

The bittersweet story of an extraordinary American artist.

Thomas Jefferson Poster

Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president.

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Poster

Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

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