March 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Furman University, Plyler Hall, Room 126
3300 Pointsett Hwy
Greenville, SC
Furman University

This is a 45-minute screening version of the 6 1/2-hour documentary film of the same name. “The U.S. and the Holocaust” examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south. It also sheds light on what the U.S. government and American people knew and did as the catastrophe unfolded in Europe. The film was inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibition and supported by its historical resources. The film was created by Ken Burns, Lynn Novack, and Sarah Botstein, and was written by Geoffrey Ward.

Following the 45 minute screening, three expert panelists will spend 45 minutes discussing the film and answering audience questions. Panelists include Dr. Jason Hansen, professor of History at Furman University; Dr. Johannes Schmidt, Professor of German at Clemson University; and Jessica Foster ’20, Doctoral Student in Digital History at Clemson University.

Viewer Discretion: This film contains mature content and graphic violence.