The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy sponsored an educational committee which produced this booklet, circa 1937. The cover features a grim and powerful illustration of an individual being crucified on a swastika. This is superimposed over a map of Germany, including symbols denoting concentration-camp locations. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.
Eddie Cantor, 1940s. Although Eddie Cantor was best-known for his comedic acting and singing on radio, stage, screen, and television, he was also devoted to a number of social and political causes. He was the first president of the Screen Actors Guild and among the founding members of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.
"Propaganda Kit." Exposed by National Americanism Committee Disabled American Veterans. Brochure, New York, ca. 1939. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Joseph E. McWilliams, head of the Christian Mobilizers, was the speaker at the meeting advertised via this handbill, circa 1941. McWilliams, dubbed "Mr. McNazi" by the anti-fascist community, would go on to be a key defendant in the Sedition Trial of 1944. The meeting was held at McKinley Square Garden in the Bronx. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.
Germany's Union ("Anschluss") With Austria. 1938 These Austrian girls are full of joy in Salzburg. They will soon be living the Nazi way of life. Turning in Jewish friends, hatin g their Jewish friends and helping the Nazis anyway they can
Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason, whereupon she served four and a half years in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in Nazi concentration camps until 1945, when she escaped. She was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at Auschwitz-Birkenau and because of her helpfulness to Jewish and other prisoners, was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".
France, 9/1941, A concentration camp of German Jews. The French police helped the Nazi's round up Jewish families,no matter what nationality that lived in France. The Jews then were shipped to a death camp
Primo Michele Levi was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer "If This Is a Man", his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. It was really a study on how you survived and who didn't, almost a psychological, physical and emotional survivor study. It's a fascinating book.
On September 26, 1940, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit Communists and members of the German-American Bund and other organizations from working on national-defense contracts. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.
Felice Rahel Schragenheim was a Jewish resistance fighter during World War II. She is known for her tragic love story with Lilly Wust and death during a march from Gross-Rosen concentration camp to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany or, not later than, March 1945 in Bergen-Belsen.
This is a photo from an event called Kristallnacht, where rioters who were instigated by the Nazi regime, destroyed and marked Jewish businesses. Jews were forced to only buy from other Jewish run stores marked with the Star of David and the word “Jew.” This relates to the picture of a man kicking a Jewish person from the store out onto the street, further showing segregation. Boycott Jews April 1 1933[Print Photo].Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boycot_Jewsapril11933.jpeg
Haunting smile of girl facing the Holocaust: How Hitler's PERSONAL photographer captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland
Despite the awfulness of her predicament, this Jewish woman manages to smile brightly for the camera as she poses for Hugo Jaeger, Hitler's Personal photographer who captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland
"March of the Living" People sit on the rail of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, in Oswiecim, as they take part in the annual "March of the Living". The annual March of the Living, which commemorates the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, was launched in 1988, drawing thousands of people from around the world, including Jewish youths and elderly Holocaust survivors.
"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.
Jewish women captured during the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which was the largest single revolt by the Jews during World War II opposing Nazi Germany's final effort to transport the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp.