This episode of The American Experience considers the role of the United States in the Holocaust and the restrictive immigration policies of the time.
The essence of the Holocaust is depicted in one single incident: the gassing of unsuspecting innocent school children, using an ambulance to lead them to their death.
Black South African freedom music played a central role against apartheid. This film specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years.
Since the riots of Stonewall in 1969, The LBQT community has worked hard, fought, and experienced tragic defeats and exciting victories.
This series considers contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of America. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another.
Knowing one’s heritage instills empowerment. However, not all Americans can answer the question “Where do I come from?” due to their history being lost or stolen.
At the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, 2,000 indigenous peoples from around the world were brought to live in “authentic” villages as part of the main exhibition.
Seeking refuge from Nazi terror, 17,000 Jews traveled to Shanghai, one of the few places that did not require a visa. The exiles found life strange and difficult there.
Jewish identity has many facets. The personal nature of identity in contemporary society is explored in this film, bringing the complexity and contradiction inherent in a diverse community to light.
Holocaust survivor, Marian Marzynski, sets out to find out how Germans are willing to build a memorial to the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.