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America & The Holocaust
America The Holocaust
Actor: Hal Linden
Director: Marty Ostrow
Genres: Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
NR     2002     1hr 30min


Movie Details

Actor: Hal Linden
Director: Marty Ostrow
Creators: Dan Duncan, Ed Marritz, Ivan Zacharias, Joel Shapiro, Joseph Vitagliano, Mark Trottenberg, Martin Smok, Marty Ostrow, Bob M. McCausland, John L. Sullivan, Judith Quain, Judy Crichton, Larry LeCain, Liz Carver, Margaret Drain, Ruth Tofler-Riesel, Susan Mottau
Genres: Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Biography, History, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 09/24/2002
Original Release Date: 04/06/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 04/06/1994
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Another chilling episode in American History
I. Henzel | Chicago, IL United States | 04/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent and very disturbing documentary about America's reaction to news about European Jews deportation and murder.I had grown up with stories my parents told about how bad antisemitism was in the United States in the 1930's and 1940's but this documentary drove their stories home.American antisemitism fuel Amerian apathy towards the plight of European Jews. Most shocking is that 53% of Americans polled, felt that Jews in the United States posed a national threat.The US State Department was committed to NOT saving Jews. Breckinridge Long the Asssistant Scretary responsible for visa, actively plotted the creation of walls of paper and beaurocracy that aided the Nazis in sending Jews to their death. His was so determined in his efforts that he misrepresented numbers to congress, presenting that Jews were being admitted to the US, while quota numbers went unused, because of his active efforts in making it impossible for Jews to obtain visas. He effectively argued that by admitting Jews, they would also be admitting Nazi spys.Pity that we did not treat Breckinridge Long as a war criminal.American stubbornly and willfully refused to reexamine it's quota system. The state department willfully kept news of what was happening in Europe from being passed onThis is a must see documentary, about a not so proud moment in American history."