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Arkansas PBS marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with new digital series

Posted 25 Jan 2023

Exclusive interviews featured in ‘Arkansas and the Holocaust’ on YouTube

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) – Arkansas PBS has released a new digital series, “Arkansas and the Holocaust,” in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27. The series is available on demand at


The digital series is produced in conjunction with “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, that takes an in-depth and unflinching look at America’s response to the Holocaust – one of humanity’s darkest hours. Inspired by the film, Arkansas PBS sought out experts and activists in the state to discuss how the Holocaust influenced, and was influenced by, Arkansas’s local story, and how this chapter of history is being taught in schools across the state.


“Arkansas and the Holocaust” features the following segments:


“The U.S. and the Holocaust” documentary is available free on demand through Feb. 3 at


“The U.S. and the Holocaust” is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Corporate funding provided by Bank of America. Major funding provided by David M. Rubenstein; the Park Foundation; the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation; Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; and by the following members of The Better Angels Society: Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine; Jan and Rick Cohen; Allan and Shelley Holt; the Koret Foundation; David and Susan Kreisman; Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Crown Family Philanthropies, honoring the Crown and Goodman Families; the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky; The Russell Berrie Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; John and Catherine Debs; and Leah Joy Zell and the Joy Foundation. Funding was also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by public television viewers.


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