The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc. is pleased to share the following program from South Florida PBS in partnership with Florida Atlantic University: “The U.S. and The Holocaust”

Date:                Thursday, September 15th, 2022 

Time:                 7:00 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET

Location:         Florida Atlantic University

                         777 Glades Road

                         Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Join South Florida PBS in partnership with Florida Atlantic University for a special screening event featuring clips from the new film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein: The U.S. and the Holocaust. Afterward, join moderator Ann Bocock, host of South Florida PBS Between the Covers, and a panel of experts for an insightful conversation about core themes raised in the film such as immigration policy, racism, isolationism, discrimination and more. We invite and encourage the audience to ask questions, make comments and engage in the discussion along with the panel. Our panel of experts includes:

  • Dr. Alan Berger: Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies
  • Linda Medvin: Director of Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
  • Dr. Patricia Kollander: Professor of History at FAU
  • Dr. Michael Berenbaum: Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute

THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST is a three-part, six hour series directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, that 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. (Watch the broadcast premiere of THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST on WPBT & WXEL Sunday, September 18th starting at 8pm.)