The Untold Story of why the Roosevelt Administration denied safe haven to Jewish Refugees
Complicit explores the impact of the WWII Jewish refugee issue on the Roosevelt legacy through a mythical courtroom drama that puts Franklin D Roosevelt on trial for complicity in Crimes Against Humanity. Complicit includes never before seen footage of US Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal’s powerful expose of America’s inadequate response to the Jewish refugee crisis. See the 2012 State Department ceremony in which Deputy Secretary of State Burns makes the first ever apology to a delegation of surviving passengers from the refugee ship, SS St Louis before a delegation of high ranking diplomats and foreign service officers. Complicit presents rare and candid interviews with these heroic refugees who were turned away by the United States in June 1939, and returned to the US to make extraordinary contributions to American society. Complicit integrates painful history with compelling drama.