“The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed” (1942 - )
A group of dedicated government oﬃcials ﬁghts red tape to ﬁnance and support rescue operations. As the Allied soldiers advance, uncovering mass graves and liberating German concentration camps, the public sees for the ﬁrst time the sheer scale of the Holocaust and begins to reckon with its reverberations.
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September 18, 20, and 21 at 8PM
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 U.S. and the Holocaust Episodes
The U.S. and the Holocaust Extras
S1 Ep3 | 5m 22s
Holocaust survivor Eva Geiringer reflects on life in Auschwitz.
S1 Ep3 | 5m 59s
It is impossible to tally how many thousands the board saved, directly or indirectly.
S1 Ep3 | 3m 49s
People assume every Jew died in a camp or gas chamber. But that’s only part of the story.
S1 Ep2 | 5m 31s
Founded by a handful of students, it became the largest anti-war group in US history.
S1 Ep2 | 7m 3s
When the children finally arrived at Ellis Island, only their father greeted them.
S1 Ep2 | 6m 39s
An attempt to save refugee children in the US hits antisemitism "so deep and so cruel."