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Sneak Preview and Panel Discussion: The U.S. and the Holocaust by Ken Burns

Join South Florida PBS for a sneak preview at the film, a community conversation with our panelists, and kosher refreshments.

Join South Florida PBS 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 Pam Giganti, host of South Florida PBS Your South Florida, 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. Michael Berenbaum: Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute
  • Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff: Director of the Holocaust Teacher Education Institute at University of Miami
  • Dr. Haim Shaked: Founding Director of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies
  • Dr. Nicole Freeman: Director of Education at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

The U.S. and the Holocaust special screening, Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm at the Sanctuary of the Arts in Coral Gables. Register here.

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.


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