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Letter, John Rogge to Joseph Roos, 1944
Rogge, O. John (Oetje John), 1903-
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.
Early in 1944, in preparation for his case to go to trial, John Rogge (the prosecutor in United States v. McWilliams) wrote to Joseph Roos of the Jewish Community Relations Committee in Los Angeles to inquire about several potential witnesses. Both Roy Arnold and Charles Young were agents who had collected data against the accused seditionists; Rogge requests the information from Roos, and also requests the identity of another individual, known as "Informant B". 11 x 8.5 in.
Letter (correspondence)
28 x 21.5 cm
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
Criminal procedure
Subversive activities
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington (D.C.)
Box CRC/2 24-14
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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