American Experience: America and the Holocaust

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This edition of The American Experience chronicles a dark chapter of American history, the refusal of this nation to come to the aid of German Jews in the months and years before and during World War II. Hal Linden narrates this tale which uses the story of one German immigrant, Kurt Klein, to illustrate the problems of an entire ethnic group. The obstacles Klein faced in reaching America, and the further obstructions he struggled against to free his parents are well chronicled. Klein's struggle is presented as a...
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Overview

This edition of The American Experience chronicles a dark chapter of American history, the refusal of this nation to come to the aid of German Jews in the months and years before and during World War II. Hal Linden narrates this tale which uses the story of one German immigrant, Kurt Klein, to illustrate the problems of an entire ethnic group. The obstacles Klein faced in reaching America, and the further obstructions he struggled against to free his parents are well chronicled. Klein's struggle is presented as a race against time as Hitler's policies toward the Jewish people become clear. This documentary is an unflinching look at a black episode of world history and a sobering reminder that responsibility for the events of the Holocaust can not be laid solely at German feet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2014
  • UPC: 841887020459
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,797

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Klein Participant
Hal Linden Voice Only
Technical Credits
Martin Ostrow Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Sheldon Mirowitz Score Composer
Stephanie Munroe Editor
Mark Samels Executive Producer
David S. Wyman Consultant/advisor
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