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WWII & Hollywood’s Jewish Question

February 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

They just presented the program, “From the Catskills with Love”, on January 12th. Next, on Thursday, February 2nd, film historians Irv Slifkin and Laurence Lerman of FilmShul will present “WWII & Hollywood’s Jewish Question” on Zoom!

The Production Code in 1934, the Great Depression, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and a general growth in anti-Semitism didn’t bode well for the Hollywood studio moguls, Jewish men like Louis B. Mayer, Harry Cohn, Jack Warner and others who virtually created Hollywood. The moguls tried to ignore the rise of Nazism but that could only go so far, even as they continued distributing films in Germany up until the war broke out and not making an anti-Nazi film until 1940. With World War II & Hollywood’s Jewish Question, we look at how the Jewish moguls reacted–and failed to react–to what was happening in Europe in the 1930s, and how they proceeded through the war and its subsequent years.

How can you sign up? Please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.

Pictured left to right: Louis B. Mayer, Harry Cohn and Jack Warner.


February 2, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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