June 2, 2013

CORNELIUS VANDERBILT’S censored anti-Nazi film. “Vanderbilt’s documentary might well be the first American anti-Nazi film, but its contemporary reception speaks volumes about how criticism of the new Nazi regime was suppressed in the mid-thirties; the film was censored across the U.S., denied a license, and banned.”

Hard to believe that U.S. authorities would have censored speech against a country and an ideology that, less than a decade later, was our biggest enemy.

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