Former Instructor Laura Rosenzweig Writes About 'Hollywood's Spies'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Rosenzweig, an historian who has taught American Jewish history at UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University, writes that even six years before the release of Confessions of a Nazi Spy with Edward G. Robinson in 1939 — a movie that raised awareness about Nazism at home and encouraged Americans to defend again it — Jewish moguls in the film industry were taking steps of their own. Based on recently released documents, Rosenzweig tells how these individuals secretly paid private investigators to infiltrate and report on Nazi groups operating in Los Angeles.