Book cover of Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Rossby Steven J. Ross

A 2018 FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE

The chilling, little-known story of the rise of Nazism in Los Angeles, and the Jewish leaders and spies they recruited who stopped it.

No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill the city’s Jews and to sabotage the nation’s military installations: plans existed for hanging twenty prominent Hollywood figures such as Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Samuel Goldwyn; for driving through Boyle Heights and machine-gunning as many Jews as possible; and for blowing up defense installations and seizing munitions from National Guard armories along the Pacific Coast.

Interview with the Author

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Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
10/26/17           61 min


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Hitler in Los Angeles: An Interview with Professor Steve Ross
11/3/15         61 min


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