American Jewish University, Familian Campus
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel-Air, CA 90077
What Did Californians Know?
While media around the United States provided frequent and vivid accounts of rising Nazi brutality in Europe, Americans tended to focus inward in the 1930–40s. In fact, Nazi spies developed plans for sabotage and murder in Hollywood that went unnoticed by Los Angeles area law enforcement. Only a spy ring led by a daring Jewish lawyer foiled this plot. Step back in time with Museum and local experts to explore headlines and artifacts from that time period, including news articles from around California unearthed by volunteer citizen historians.
Steven J. Ross, Professor of History, University of Southern California, and Author, Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
Joanna Wasserman, Education Initiatives Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jon Healey, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times
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