SinaiFree Film Society Discussion of "Nazi Town, USA"

03 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The SinaiFree Film Society will discuss “Nazi Town, USA.”

In February 1939, more than 20,000 people filled Madison Square Garden for a “Pro-American Rally.” Images of George Washington hung next to swastikas. Speakers railed against the “Jewish controlled media” and called for a return to a racially “pure” America. The keynote speaker was Fritz Kuhn, head of the German American Bund. Nazi Town, USA reveals the story of the Bund, which had scores of chapters across the country, held joint rallies with the Ku Klux Klan, and ran dozens of summer camps for children centered around Nazi ideology. Its melding of patriotic values with virulent antisemitism raised issues that we continue to wrestle with today.

The film can be rented for $2.99 from Amazon, and streamed for free on PBS Passport (requires membership in a PBS station). There are two DVDs in the Westchester Library System.