The Great Famine
Season 23 Episode 8 | 52m 20s | WETA Passport
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 | Expires: 04/01/25 |
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The Great Famine
S23 Ep8 | 52m 20s | WETA Passport
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