American Experience The Great Famine Preview
The story of the American effort to relieve starvation in 1921 Soviet Russia. Details
Program: American Experience
Episode: The Great Famine Preview
The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration known as the ARA.
Premiere Date: 04/11/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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