Two books – one just released, one still being developed – tell two different stories about LA’s Jewish studio heads. At the same time these moguls were letting the Nazis edit the content of American films, they were funding an underground network to spy on German agents sent to spread Hitler’s Third Reich in Los Angeles.
Warren spoke with Ben Urwand, author of “Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler,” and a USC Professor Steven Ross, who’s working on a book, Hitler in Los Angeles: “How Jews and Their Spies Foiled Nazi and Fascist Plots Against Hollywood and America.”
Starting with the release of “All Quiet on the Western Front” in 1930 and ending around the time of “Confession of a Nazi Spy” in 1939, Hollywood studio executives let the German government and the Nazi Regime censor movies distributed around the world.
Below, The Daily Beast compiled clips from films that were banned or altered by the Nazis: