Why Ken Burns' New Holocaust Series Is 'The Most Important Work' of His Career

The documentarian dubbed ‘America’s storyteller' and his team reveal why they had to make the series now. On U.S. efforts after Hitler's rise to power he says: ‘We could have done a lot more'

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You might typically expect a team of documentary filmmakers to be thrilled when their project feels closely connected to the current moment. But Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein – the three co-producers and co-directors behind the new PBS series “The U.S. and the Holocaust” – are bringing their creation to the world feeling deeply unsettled.

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