A History To Be Reckoned With
U.S. and the Holocaust
Tue / Dec 13 / 7:00 pm / 87th Street and Online
Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, and Rabbi Zuckerman
The new three-part documentary series “The U.S. and The Holocaust,” directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores how America, a “nation of immigrants,” responded to one of the greatest crises in history. The challenges that the American people confronted in response to the Holocaust raise questions that remain essential to our society today: What is America’s role as a land of immigrants? What are the responsibilities of a nation to intervene in humanitarian crises? What should our leaders be doing, and what can individuals do when governments fail to act? Producers Sarah Botstein and Lynn Novick will share stories from the making of the film and the importance of ongoing study of the Holocaust.
Sarah Botstein has for more than two decades produced some of the most popular and acclaimed documentaries on PBS. In addition to the television broadcasts, Botstein works on digital and education initiatives, in collaboration with PBS Learning Media and WETATV. Currently, she is producing an epic six-part series on the American Revolution and a project on Lyndon Johnson’s life and presidency
Lynn Novick, co-director and producer of The U.S. and the Holocaust has been making landmark documentary films about American life and culture, history, politics, sports, art, architecture, literature, and music for more than 30 years. One of the most respected documentary filmmakers and story tellers in America, Novick herself has received Emmy, Peabody and Alfred I. duPont Columbia Awards.
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