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The U.S. and the Holocaust : a history to be reckoned with  Cover Image DVD DVD

The U.S. and the Holocaust : a history to be reckoned with / a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, DC ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns & Mike Welt ; directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein ; telescript by Geoffrey C. Ward.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (film director,, film producer.). Novick, Lynn, (film director,, film producer.). Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (film director,, film producer.). Ward, Geoffrey C., (screenwriter.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Gandelsman, Jonathan, (composer.). Florentine Films, (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531715014
  • ISBN: 153171501X
  • Physical Description: 3 digital videodiscs (approximately 360 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Distributor: [Alexandria, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
No special features listed on container.
Originally broadcast as 3 episodes of a documentary television program in 2022.
Accompanying material may vary.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Original music by Johnny Gandelsman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Summary, etc.:
This film "examines America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. Americans consider themselves a 'nation of immigrants,' but as the catastrophe of the Holocaust unfolded in Europe, the United States proved unwilling to open its doors to more than a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of desperate people seeking refuge. Through riveting firsthand testimony of witnesses and survivors who as children endured persecution, violence and flight as their families tried to escape Hitler, this series delves deeply into the tragic human consequences of public indifference, bureaucratic red tape and restrictive quota laws in America. Did the nation fail to live up to its ideals? This is a history to be reckoned with." --container.
Target Audience Note:
TV Rating: TV-MA ; this program contains mature content which may no be suitable for all audiences. View discretion is advised." --container.
System Details Note:
Region 1, NTSC ; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
Dialogue and subtitles in English or Spanish
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Foreign public opinion, American.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 > Press coverage > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Public opinion.
National socialism in popular culture > United States.
Jewish refugees > United States > Public opinion.
Mass media > Political aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 2 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Rolla Public Library DVDSET BUR US (Text) Complete Set 38256101851685 Adult DVD Available -

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