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In response to the spread of organized anti-Semitism in the United States during the 1930s, leaders of Los Angeles' Jewish community formed a special defense organization known as the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee. The committee later changed its name to the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee. The collection documents the committee's efforts to combat prejudice and educate the public through cooperation with both Jewish and non-Jewish groups, from its formation in 1933 through the early 1990s. The main headline of this April 1944 edition of William Kullgren's newspaper "America Speaks" reads: "Dies Demands Trial of Author of 'Under Cover'". ("Under Cover" was a popular book of the day, chronicling the activities and findings of John Roy Carlson, a journalist who posed as a fascist in order to infiltrate U.S. fascist organizations. Representative Martin Dies of Texas called upon the Department of Justice to try Carlson on charges of sedition.) Other articles in this issue are: "Luce Called High Priest of New Deal Smear Gang" (referring to Henry Luce, co-founder of Time Magazine), "Smear Brigade Setting Stage to Keep Roosevelt In", and "Representative Rankin Asks Winchell Probe Be Pressed; Plot Charged" (referring to an assertion that columnist Walter Winchell was involved in a plot to overthrow the government). 15.5 x 11 in.