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American Experience | Episode | The Great Famine

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.

S23 E8 | 0:52:20 | AIRED: 4/10/2011 | EXPIRES: 7/31/2022 |
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