En Español: "Los Destituidos, Abrumados por Adversidades”
S1 E6 - 2h 10m
Un grupo de funcionarios del gobierno dedicados a la causa, apoyan a financiar las operaciones de rescate. En tanto que los soldados Aliados avanzan y van descubriendo fosas comunes así como liberando campos de concentración Alemanes, el público ve por primera vez la magnitud del Holocausto y comienza a entender sus repercusiones.
“The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed” (1942 - )
S1 E3 - 2h 10m
A group of dedicated government oﬃcials ﬁghts red tape to ﬁnance and support rescue operations. As the Allied soldiers advance, uncovering mass graves and liberating German concentration camps, the public sees for the ﬁrst time the sheer scale of the Holocaust and begins to reckon with its reverberations.
En Español: “Anhelando Poder Respirar en Libertad”
S1 E5 - 2h 17m
Al empezar la Segunda Guerra Mundial, los estadounidenses desaprueban la brutalidad Nazi y dudan si deben hacer algo. Individuos y organizaciones trabajan para ayudar a escapar a los refugiados. Charles Lindbergh y aislacionistas luchan contra Roosevelt para tratar de que Estados Unidos se mantenga fuera de la guerra. Alemania invade la Unión Soviética y comienza la matanza de Judíos Europeos.
“Yearning to Breathe Free” (1938-1942)
S1 E2 - 2h 17m
As World War II begins, Americans are united in their disapproval of Nazi brutality but divided on whether to act. Some individuals and organizations work tirelessly to help refugees escape. Meanwhile, Charles Lindbergh and isolationists battle with Roosevelt to try to keep America out of the war. Germany invades the Soviet Union and secretly begins the mass murder of European Jews.
En Español: “La Puerta de Oro”
S1 E4 - 2h 8m
Luego de décadas de fronteras abiertas, y debido a la xenofobia, el Congreso pasa sus primeras leyes restringiendo la inmigración. En Alemania, Hitler y los Nazis comienzan la persecución de judíos causando que muchos traten de huir a países vecinos o a América. El presidente Franklin Roosevelt y otros líderes mundiales no pueden coordinar una respuesta a la crisis de refugiados.
“The Golden Door” (Beginnings-1938)
S1 E1 - 2h 8m
After decades of maintaining open borders, a xenophobic backlash prompts Congress to pass its ﬁrst laws restricting immigration. Meanwhile, in Germany, Hitler and the Nazis begin their persecution of Jewish people, causing many to try to ﬂee to neighboring countries or America. Franklin Roosevelt and other world leaders are concerned by the growing refugee crisis but fail to coordinate a response.
Extras + Features
Not Every Jew Died in a Concentration Camp
S1 E3 - 3m 49s
Award-winning memoirist Daniel Mendelsohn reflects on myths surrounding the Holocaust, like how people assume every Jew died in a concentration camp or gas chamber. But that’s only part of the story – they were killed in all different manners and unimaginable ways. The tragedy is that there were millions who couldn’t be rescued, and the particularity of what happened is already being erased.
The War Refugee Board & Hungary
S1 E3 - 5m 59s
In 1944, President Roosevelt established the War Refugee Board – the only government agency created by any of the Allies specifically to do what it could for the Jews still under Nazi threat. Much of the Board’s most effective work was focused on Hungary with the help of fellow diplomats from neutral nations. It was still home to some 800,000 Jews, the largest remaining population in Europe.
Life in Auschwitz
S1 E3 - 5m 22s
Holocaust survivor Eva Geiringer reflects on life in Auschwitz. In 1944, Americans first learned details of the camp when three escapees meticulously documented what they’d seen. When the War Refugee Board received the report from Switzerland, they made the firsthand testimony public, and it became headline news. But Americans still couldn't grasp the scale and scope of the crime.
US Bill to Save Refugee Children Hits Wall of Anti-Semitism
S1 E2 - 6m 39s
In 1939, two senators introduced a bill to help refugee children enter the United States. It was backed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt – and opposed by the American Legion, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Coalition of Patriotic Societies. But no group was more adamantly opposed to admitting Jewish refugees than the German American Bund, led by the “American Fuhrer.”
Susan & Joseph Arrive in America
S1 E2 - 7m 3s
After the Germans occupied northern France, Susan and Joseph made their way from Versailles to the Chateau des Morelles, a home for Jewish children separated from their parents. Their father had gotten himself, his wife and youngest boy to the United States. But, when Susan and Joseph finally arrived at Ellis Island to join them, only their father was there to greet them.
Charles Lindbergh & The America First Committee
S1 E2 - 5m 31s
In 1940, American public opinion for providing aid to Britain was slowly starting to change. Charles Lindbergh became the chief spokesman for a new isolationist organization dedicated to keeping America out of the war – the America First Committee. Founded by a handful of students at the Yale Law School, it soon became the largest anti-war organization in the history of the United States.
The Rise of Eugenics in America
S1 E1 - 5m 54s
By the early 1900s, many white protestant Americans came to fear they were about to be outnumbered and outbred by immigrants and their offspring. They embraced a new pseudo-science born in Britain, called eugenics. It falsely claimed you could eliminate everything from poverty and prostitution to disabilities if you stopped the individuals they dismissed as “socially defective” from reproducing.
The Gradual Rise of Nazi Germany
S1 E1 - 6m 5s
As Jewish children living in Germany, these Holocaust survivors saw their lives turn upside down when the Nazis came into power. But the changes didn’t happen overnight. Instead, they were gradual – step by step – and no one realized how much worse things would get.
The American Press in Germany
S1 E1 - 5m 43s
It wasn’t easy for foreign correspondents to report what was really happening in Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sources were often too frightened to talk. Reporters were reluctant to quote witnesses by name for fear of betraying them to the secret police – called the Gestapo. But the best American journalists did write about what was going on, however much the Nazi government tried to hide it.
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