More About the Film "America and the Holocaust"|
Complex social and political factors shaped America's response to the Holocaust, from "Kristallnacht" in 1938 through the liberation of the death camps in 1945. For a short time, the US had an opportunity to open its doors, but instead erected a "paper wall," a bureaucratic maze that prevented all but a few Jewish refugees from entering the country. It was not until 1944, that a small band of Treasury Department employees forced the government to respond.
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Extended interviews with program participants
Roughly 30 documents, ranging from a lengthy visa application to newspaper reports to excerpts from government documents
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