A story is told of a visitor to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem who is taken on a tour of the buildings named after famous Jewish writers. But the name on one building is unfamiliar to the visitor. “What did he write?” asks the visitor, to which the guide answers: “A check.”I was reminded of this story in the opening pages of “A Passion for a People: Lessons From the Life of a Jewish Educator” by Avraham Infeld with Clare Goldwater (YouCaxton Publications).
More than one writer of fiction has imagined what it would have been like if the Allies had lost World War II and the West had come under Nazi occupation. That’s why the title of Steven J. Ross’ new book, “Hitler in Los Angeles,” may strike some readers as something purely fanciful. But if the phrase conjures up a nightmare, it is one that actually happened. Ross is a professor of history at USC and director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life.
Steven J. Ross sat down with Jonathan Kirsch, book editor of the Journal, for a conversation about his new book, “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.” The USC historian talks about the how he discovered the previously unknown saga of a Jewish attorney named Leon Lewis, whom the Nazis called “the most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles,” how Lewis and his band of spies foiled more than one Nazi plot against Hollywood, and what this example teaches us...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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