The U.S. and the Holocaust

  • Premiered: Sep 2022
  • Episodes: 3
  • Followers: 18
  • Ended
  • PBS
  • at 20
  • Documentary History


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Season 1
The Golden Door (Beginnings–1938)
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 18, 2022
Congress reverses open borders; Hitler and the Nazis begin their persecution of German Jews, causing many to seek refuge; President Franklin D. Roosevelt is concerned but unable to coordinate a response to the crisis.
Yearning to Breathe Free (1938–1942)
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 20, 2022
As World War II begins, Americans unite in their disapproval of Nazi brutality and work to help refugees escape; Germany invades the Soviet Union and secretly begins the mass murder of European Jews.
1x3 Show finale
The Homeless, The Tempest-Tossed (1942–)
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 21, 2022
A group of government officials supports rescue operations; the public sees for the first time the scale of the Holocaust as Allies liberate German camps.

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