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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? for showing how
the American government rejected saving many of the Jews in Europe though
it could have. Why? Many Americans hated Jews too. Just ask the KKK.

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? (1982) - 85 minutes
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Laurence Jarvik's controversial documentary exposing America's calculated indifference to the plight of European Jews during the Holocaust

This penetrating documentary about America's knowledge of the Holocaust during the Second World War dares to ask, "Could the Jews of Europe have been saved?"

Documentary filmmaker Laurence Jarvik boldly confronts the question, exploring the actions and inaction of the Roosevelt Administration and American Jewish leaders, and exposing the political tradeoffs that kept the doors closed to Jewish emigrants fleeing the Nazi regime. Requests were made to bomb Auschwitz, set up a Jewish Army and construct rescue havens, yet no action was taken.

Containing previously classified information, contemporary interviews and rare newsreel footage, this film is a unique chronicle of important decisions made by the American political and Jewish establishments during World War II. "Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? provides a much needed history lesson for all who are either too young to know, or who were never told the facts" (Neil Barsky, Jewish Students Press Service).

Special Features

Death Mills (1946) - 21 minutes

Produced under the supervision of Billy Wilder, this War Department Information film forced the German people to face the grim realities of the concentration camps.

5-10-17 The Jewish refugees the US turned away
The Jewish refugees the US turned away
In May 1939 more than 900 Jews fled Hitler's Germany on a luxury liner, the SS St Louis; they hoped to reach Cuba then travel to the US, but were turned away from both. The increasingly desperate passengers were forced to sail back to Europe, where more than 250 of them were later killed by the Nazis. Gerald Granston, who was six years old when he and his father travelled on the SS St Louis, recalls that frantic search for sanctuary across the Atlantic.

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Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? for showing how
the American government rejected saving many of the Jews in Europe though
it could have. Why? Many Americans hated Jews too. Just ask the KKK.