“The most important work we will ever do. I will never work on a more important film.” – Ken Burns
“Stands as one of the most vital projects in Burns’ five-decade relationship with PBS.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A masterpiece account of the USA’s close brush with Nazism.” – The Daily Telegraph
“It is a gripping narrative, rich in history and human interest. Even viewers who know a great deal about the Holocaust era will be taken aback by some of its revelations.” – The Boston Globe
“…an immensely moving piece of work, but it won’t be the broad sweep of the story that gets to you. It’s the individual decisions and seemingly insignificant details that will leave you weeping.” – Sydney Morning Herald
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein’s documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, examines how the American people and their leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged their identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of their democracy.