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American Experience: Season 23

23x09 The Great Famine
TV-PG

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  • 2011-04-12T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55m
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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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. Five million Soviet citizens died. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration.
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