After-Lunch Program: Hitler in Los Angeles
- Thursday, January 11 (rescheduled from December 7 due to the fires)
- 1 - 3 p.m. (cookies, coffee & tea at 1 p.m.; talk begins at 1:30)
- Faculty Center, Sierra Room
- Everyone is welcome; click here to register or call (310) 825-7456
Author Steven J. Ross will discuss his new book, Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America. No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill the city's Jews and to sabotage the nation's military installations. Plans existed for hanging twenty prominent Hollywood figures such as Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Samuel Goldwyn; for driving through Boyle Heights and machine-gunning as many Jews as possible; and for blowing up defense installations and seizing munitions from National Guard armories along the Pacific Coast. Read more...
Speaker: Steven J. Rossis professor of history at the University of Southern California and director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. He is the author of many award-winning books, including Hollywood Left and Right; Working-Class Hollywood; and Workers on the Edge.
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December 7, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 8, 2018
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May 15, 2018
Arts & Crafts Exhibit
June 14, 2018
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