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American Experience | The Great Famine Preview

The Great Famine Preview

The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration known as the ARA.

Premiere Date: April 10, 2011 | Runtime: 00:00:30

Season 31

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American Experience, TV’s most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.