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The U.S. & the Holocaust  | September 8

Hiding in Plain Sight

In partnership with The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, Buffalo Toronto Public Media invites you to our WNED PBS studio for a screening and discussion of The U.S. and the Holocaust, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein on September 8 at 6 pm, before the film premieres nationally on September 18, 19, and 20.

 

The U.S. and the Holocaust, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. Inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's "American's 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 anti-Semitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south. The series sheds light on what the U.S. government and American people knew and did as the catastrophe unfolded in Europe.

The film tackles a range of questions that remain essential to our society today, including how racism influences policies related to immigration and refugees as well as how governments and people respond to the rise of authoritarian states that manipulate history and facts to consolidate power.

The U.S. and the Holocaust, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein

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

The U.S. and the Holocaust, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein Screening Event
September 8

6 pm

WNED PBS Studios

Holocaust Resource Center

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