Ben Urwand

Harvard University

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Author of The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler, and a junior fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University

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Two new books, one published and the other still under way, tell two different stories about LA's Jewish studio heads in the 1930's -- as Adolph Hitler was taking power and creating…

Hitler and Hollywood

Two new books, one published and the other still under way, tell two different stories about LA's Jewish studio heads in the 1930's -- as Adolph Hitler was taking power and creating…

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