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Broadside, Who Is This Man??, circa 1940
League for Human Rights, Freedom and Democracy
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1940
Publication Information
California State University, Northridge
Contributing Institution
California State University, Northridge
In Our Own Backyard - Resisting Nazi Propaganda (Exhibit)
Rights Information
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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 heading on this broadside reads: "WHO IS THIS MAN??" To the right of the heading is a picture of a man, with his face obscured by a large question mark. The text goes on to say, in part: "He LOOKS like an American... He DRESSES like an American... He speaks the same language as Americans... But... HE HATES American Democracy and maintains that it is doomed. HE HATES unions of working people because they are symbols of democracy in action. ... HE IMITATES his Nazi masters by using Anti-Semitism as a smokescreen for his betrayal of America. ... Who Is This Man?? HE IS A FIFTH COLUMNIST!! DON'T TRUST HIM!!" 11 x 8.5 in.
28 x 21.5 cm
Anti-fascist movements
Anti-Nazi movement
World War, 1939-1945--Collaborationists
Green, William, 1870-1952
Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956
Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982
Mahoney, Jeremiah Titus, 1878-1970
McGrady, Edward
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Box CRC/2 144-16
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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