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  1. From the cover of "Hitler in Los Angeles" by Steven J. RossRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | The Jewish News Weekly

    I have enjoyed reading three recent books that give readers unprecedented insight into lesser known episodes during the Nazi era. Laura B. Rosenzweig 's "Hollywood's Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles" and Steven J. Ross ' " Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America " both detail the efforts spearheaded by Jews in Los Angeles in the 1930s to combat domestic Nazi activity.

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  2. This week in 1927: Controversy over Jewish actors in Jesus biopicRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Rudolf Schildkraut, well-known Jewish actor who played the role of Caiaphas in the Cecil B. DeMille production "King of Kings," a picturization of the crucifixion story, who has been severely criticized in many Jewish circles for agreeing to play this role in the picture, which is considered dangerous because of its stirring up of religious and racial prejudice, offered an explanation in an interview given at his home in Hollywood to a representative of the California Jewish Voice, Jewish weekly published [in Los Angeles]. "I personally do not believe that motion pictures generally leave any impression on the audience," Mr. Schildkraut said.

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  3. Spying on Hollywood Nazis; How-to wedding novel; and more new booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Palo Alto resident Laura Rosenzweig tells of Hollywood's fight against Nazism in the United States in her new book, "Hollywood's Spies." Rosenzweig, an historian who has taught American Jewish history at UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University, writes that even six years before the release of " Confessions of a Nazi Spy " with Edward G. Robinson in 1939 - a movie that raised awareness about Nazism at home and encouraged Americans to defend again it - Jewish moguls in the film industry were taking steps of their own.

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  4. Jews who fled Nazis for HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Old posters, starlets' costumes, props from "Casablanca" and other items from classic Hollywood films in an exhibit in Sacramento help tell the story of how Jews shaped the industry. With nearly 100 artifacts on display, "Light & Noir: Exiles & Emigres in Hollywood, 1933-1950," at the California Museum, spotlights Jewish immigrants who fled Nazi persecution in Europe, their achievements in building Hollywood's film industry, and their legacy.

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