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Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, 3 million three hundred thousand Jews lived in Poland By 1945 only 300,000 survived. Of the survivors, approximately 80% escaped the Holocaust as a result of Stalin's deportation deep into the Soviet Union. This film tells the story of seven deportees,…
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Television under the Swastika
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American Experience: Cold War Roadshow - The Reaction of the American Media to Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 Tour of the U.S.
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