NOTE: A livestream will not be available for this event as it is for in-person attendees only.
Join The National WWII Museum, in partnership with WYES, for an exclusive preview of “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” This new three-part film series directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
Inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibition and supported by its historical resources, the film examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south. The series, written by Geoffrey Ward, sheds light on what the U.S. government and American people knew and did as the catastrophe unfolded in Europe. The three-part film series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, will air September 18, 19, and 20 at 7:00 p.m. (repeating at 9:00 p.m.) on WYES and PBS.
Ahead of the preview screening, there will be a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Solomon Victory Theater. Following the preview screening, there will be an expert panel discussion of the film series topics.
This event is free to the public, but registration is required. It is encouraged to register early, as this program is expected to reach capacity. This program will not be livestreamed. For more information, contact Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDING FOR THE U.S AND THE HOLOCAUST WAS PROVIDED BY: Bank of America; David M. Rubenstein; the Park Foundation; the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation; Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; and by the following members of The Better Angels Society: Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine; Jan and Rick Cohen; Allan and Shelley Holt; the Koret Foundation; David and Susan Kreisman; Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Crown Family Philanthropies, honoring the Crown and Goodman Families; the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky; The Russell Berrie Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; John and Catherine Debs; and Leah Joy Zell and the Joy Foundation. Funding was also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by public television viewers.