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Ken Burns: The U.S. and the Holocaust: A Film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein DVD & Blu-ray

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Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, examines how the American people and our leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged our identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of our democrac... ... More
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Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, examines how the American people and our leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged our identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of our democracy.


Producer: Sarah Botstein, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Mike Welt
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2022
Copyright Year: 2022
Rating: TV-MA
Director: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Sarah Botstein
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Actors: Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, Helena Zengel, Adam Arkin, Paul Corning, Hope Davis, Léon Dische Becker, Paul Giamatti, Olivia Gilliatt, Mariusz Glabinski, Elliott Gould, Marlena Grzaslewicz, Murphy Guyer, Werner Herzog, Josh Lucas, Joe Morton, Carolyn McCormi
Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 360 minutes
Number of Episodes: 3
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: Spanish (SDH);English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen


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Everyone should watch this
Review by Britt review stating Everyone should watch this
This is one of the most well put together documentaries I have ever seen. It brings to light a side of the Holocaust that was never taught in school or even discussed. As I watched, I could not help but to see the parallels that we are living, in this moment. If we dont face our past and learn from it, its so easy to repeat the same fate. I have purchased this DVD after watching the series and will be showing it to as many people as possible. Everyone should see it!
The U.S. and the Holocaust
Review by Jeanne B. review stating The U.S. and the Holocaust
A stunning, remarkable series. Given history, as well as current events in the U.S. and abroad, an urgently needed and brilliantly expressed multi-faceted message of monumental importance. Indeed, Burns calls this the most important film hes made. That alone tells you something. This series should be seen in every middle-school, high school and college in America. Wouldnt hurt if some churches screened it too. Enormous thanks to Burns and PBS for once again making a timely and essential contribution to understanding our past, living our present and creating our future. So proud to be a PBS member. And so proud to be a Jew.
What is buried in our Past is the Ground we stand on
Review by Leo R. review stating What is buried in our Past is the Ground we stand on
I was shocked about the pervasive institutional antisemitism exemplified by the US State Department and deep public acceptance of antisemitism established in this series even though I was prepared for it having read Deborah Lipstadt. The horrors of the camps are like the mushrooms you see but pervasive antisemitism is like the Mycelium! This erudite and heartbreaking exposition is a valuable lesson and warning.

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