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

“The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed” (1942 - ) The U.S. and the Holocaust

Premiered September 21, 2022
“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.

About the Program

The U.S. and the Holocaust

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.

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