Kurt Klein, a 17-year-old German Jew, emigrated to the US in 1937 to escape Hitler's growing discrimination against Jews. Once established, Klein worked for years to obtain safe passage for his parents out of Germany. America and the Holocaust tells the moving tale of Klein's struggles to free his parents, while exploring the complex social and political factors that led the American government to turn its back on the desperation of persecuted Jews.
Film showing American Friends Service Committee work in France during World War II. Howard Kershner, director of the program provides explanation of the work and where Quaker programs were established. Includes footage of feeding programs and children's colonies in France. Featured is footage of the La Rouviere Children's Colony located outside Marseille, France.
1942 letters from French school children, their parents and/or guardians thanking the Quakers for there assistance. Also included is a booklet detailing some of the work done by the Quakers in France for the years 1941-1942.
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