METROFOCUS: September 14, 2022

MetroFocus | September 14, 2022


Could America have done more as the horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust unfolded in Europe in the 30’s and 40’s?  That is one of the central questions behind “The U.S. and The Holocaust” – a new three-part documentary series from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein.  The series examines America’s response before, during, and after Hitler’s rise to power.  It provides an unvarnished, revealing look at the historical record – and sheds light on what the U.S. government and the American public knew or didn’t know about what was happening overseas, as antisemitism escalated into mass murder.  Joining us, as part of our Exploring Hate initiative, are the co- producers and co-directors of the documentary Ken Burns and Sarah Botstein; and Rebecca Erbelding, a Holocaust historian and author who contributed to the series.