Explores America's response to the Holocaust, and how it challenged the ideals of democracy.
Peter Coyote, Daniel Mendelsohn, Peter Hayes
A group of government officials supports rescue operations; the public sees for the first time the scale of the Holocaust as Allies liberate German camps.
As World War II begins, Americans unite in their disapproval of Nazi brutality and work to help refugees escape; Germany invades the Soviet Union and secretly begins the mass murder of European Jews.
Congress reverses open borders; Hitler and the Nazis begin their persecution of German Jews, causing many to seek refuge; President Franklin D. Roosevelt is concerned but unable to coordinate a response to the crisis.