The U.S. and the Holocaust

A new documentary by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein

The U.S. and the Holocaust is a three-part, six hour series that examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century.

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

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Join us for screening events around the state learn more about what was happening in Georgia and how communities were reacting during the Holocaust.

Sunday, November 27, 2022
2:30 p.m.

The U.S. and the Holocaust Screening @ Morgan County Library

Visit the Morgan County Library for a screening of clips from and discussion of the documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
6 p.m.

The U.S. and the Holocaust Screening @ Auburn Public Library

Visit the Auburn Public Library for a screening of clips from and discussion of the documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust, and view the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust's exhibit, Georgia's Response to the Holocaust: Survivors and Liberators.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
4 p.m.

The U.S. and the Holocaust Screening @ Oglethorpe Mall Library

Visit the Oglethorpe Mall Library for a screening with clips from and discussion of The U.S. and the Holocaust.  

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The U.S. and the Holocaust Panel Discussion

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A discussion about the documentary film co-hosted by GPB and the Emory Center for Ethics with representatives from the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, International Rescue Committee, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and American Jewish Committee.

Visit Your Local Library

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Watch Full Episodes

Episode 1 - “The Golden Door” (Beginnings - 1938)

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Reversing open borders, a xenophobic backlash prompts Congress to restrict immigration.

Episode 2 - “Yearning to Breathe Free” (1938-1942)

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As war begins, some Americans work tirelessly to help refugees; others remain indifferent.

Episode 3 - “The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed” (1942 - )

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As the Allies liberate German camps, the public sees the sheer scale of the Holocaust.