The Richard W. Smith Lecture Series

Fall Lecture

Steven J. Ross, Ph.D.

Hitler in Los Angeles:
How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots
Against Hollywood and America


October 25, 2018 / 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Whitsett Room / Sierra Hall 451

R.S.V.P. to Reserve Seats

Questions: (818) 677-4035

Steven J. Ross, Ph.D. is a professor of history at the University of Southern California.

Professor Ross is a noted expert on Hollywood and politics, labor and working class history, and the role of unions and radicals in American films.  The USC website also notes his expertise in "social, political and economic factors that have shaped America, including immigration, industrialization, urbanization, war, poverty, crime, politics and success, as well as race, class and gender conflict."

His recently published book -- Hitler in Los Angeles -- tells the story of a daring spy network of military veterans and their wives who infiltrated every Nazi and fascist group in Los Angeles and in the process foiled a Nazi plan for death and destruction in the city.

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