Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Hollywood’s Spies The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Oviatt Library - Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

Hollywood's SpiesHollywood's Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles

The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program and the California State University, Northridge Oviatt Library are partnering to host a discussion and book signing by Dr. Laura Rosenzweig, author of Hollywood's Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles.

In Hollywood's Spies, Dr. Rosenzweig uncovers the role that Jewish Americans played in fighting Nazi infiltration in the United States during the 1930s.  Rosenzweig tells of the "fact finding" mission conducted by the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee (LAJCC). The LAJCC became, according to Rosenzweig, the first American anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization. Rosenzweig consulted over 15,000 pages of archival material, including a significant amount from the Oviatt Library's often-accessed Los Angeles Jewish Community Relations Committee archives. 

Funding for this event has been provided by the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program in CSUN's Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat. The Presentation Room is located in the west wing of the Oviatt Library at the lower level. Access to the Presentation Room is from the Library’s front main entrance. Continue through the lobby and turn left at the Learning Commons. Take the main walkway to the west wing of the building. Upon entering the west wing, turn right and go down the curved staircase to the Presentation Room. Wheelchair users can take the elevator near the restrooms in the west wing from the main floor to the basement level, then proceed to the left. To arrange assistance for persons with disabilities, including interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing persons, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.

 Limited seating. RSVP required. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat.