REPORTING ON THE TIMES: THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE HOLOCAUST
Dir. Emily Harrold
(18min, USA, 2013)
A short documentary film inspired by Laurel Leff’s award-winning book Buried by The Times. The film explores how The New York Times handled reports of the Holocaust during World War II. It also investigates why a Jewish owned newspaper buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages. Was it simply an oversight? Or did the publishers and editors fear an American anti-Semitic backlash?
Through interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, and New York Times journalists, Reporting on The Times encourages audiences to re-evaluate America’s place as ‘The Great Liberator.’ The film also asks viewers to consider the power of the press in creating change.