It Did Happen Here: Anti-Nazi Activism in Los Angeles is that rare event that proves false the perception that Los Angeles is merely a superficial cesspit of the frivolous and the dissipated. You’ll see historians Caroline Luce (UCLA) and Laura Rosenzweig (San Francisco State) discussing a pending digital exhibition on the historic efforts of Jews in L.A. to help the war effort. From 1933, L.A. Jews held the line against the rising tide of homegrown anti-Semitism, waging a battle here against apathy and inertia as troops rallied against bombs and bullets over there.
Mon., Nov. 24, 4 p.m., 2014
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