American Experience

The Great Famine

Season 23 Episode 8 | 53m 12s

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.

Aired: 04/10/11

Expired: 04/12/14

Rating: NR

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