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Photograph, Nazi paraphernalia seized in raid of Aryan Bookstore in L.A., 1942
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
California State University, Northridge
Contributing Institution
California State University, Northridge
In Our Own Backyard - Resisting Nazi Propaganda (Exhibit)
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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.
In June of 1942, a raid was conducted on an Aryan bookstore in Los Angeles, yielding a great deal of Nazi paraphernalia, some of which is pictured here. Included among the items were books, films, various propaganda and Naziana, including what appears to be a large Nazi flag (shown here, hanging in the background). Many of these pieces are now housed in the California State Archives. The names of the men in the photograph are unknown. 10 x 13 in.
Black-and-white print (photograph)
25.5 x 33 cm
National Socialism
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei--Collectibles
Military paraphernalia--Germany
Fascist propaganda
Anti-Jewish propaganda
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Box CRC (Photo) (OV) 06-01
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection
In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945
California State University Northridge. University Library. Special Collections & Archives. Urban Archives

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