Editorial: Teaching history: On the US, the Holocaust and the enduring lessons of the past

At a panel discussion at the Holocaust museum in New York this week for his forthcoming film, “The US and the Holocaust,” Ken Burns said that instead of the planned 2023 debut, he intentionally moved up the six-hour PBS broadcast date of the documentary, which has been in the works since 2015, to this September so it would air before the midterm elections. He is not endorsing any candidate or any party, but he wants the lessons of the past to be taught.

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