This Day in Jewish History 1939: Universal Studios Founder and Producer of anti-German Films Dies

Carl Laemmle, a German himself, recognized the dangers Germany posed to Jews early on and acted to frustrate it, and to rescue Jews, as best he could.

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September 24, 1939, is the day on which the renowned German-born film producer Carl Laemmle died. Well before the rest of the world Laemmle grasped that the Nazi regime posed a threat to the Jews. Not only did...