“Yearning to Breathe Free” (1938-1942)
As World War II begins, Americans are united in their disapproval of Nazi brutality but divided on whether to act. Some individuals and organizations work tirelessly to help refugees escape. Meanwhile, Charles Lindbergh and isolationists battle with Roosevelt to try to keep America out of the war. Germany invades the Soviet Union and secretly begins the mass murder of European Jews.
US Bill to Save Refugee Children Hits Wall of Anti-Semitism
An attempt to save refugee children in the US hits antisemitism "so deep and so cruel."
Susan & Joseph Arrive in America
When the children finally arrived at Ellis Island, only their father greeted them.
Charles Lindbergh & The America First Committee
Founded by a handful of students, it became the largest anti-war group in US history.