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Flier, Hollywood Anti-Nazi League rally, 1937
Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
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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.
An invitation to a "giant public rally", held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 1937, by the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Speakers included comic Eddie Cantor, Montana Congressman Jerry O'Connell, director John Ford, author/screenwriter Dorothy Parker, and Dr. John R. Lechner of the American Legion. A special guest via telephone from Washington, D.C. was William E. Dodd, a former ambassador to Germany. 9.5 x 6 in.
flier (printed matter)
24 x 15 cm
Anti-Nazi movement
Anti-fascist movements
Motion picture industry
Motion picture actors and actresses--Political activity
Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964
Ford, John, 1894-1973
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
Lechner, John R
O'Connell, Jerry J., 1909-1956
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Box CRC/1 30-15
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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