Cinema Judaica: Changing Public Sentiment (1)

Posted on June 1, 2015 by

The United States’ entry into World War II can seem inevitable to us today, but in the late 1930s it was far from a foregone conclusion. Public sentiment was strongly isolationist, and official censors suppressed anti-fascist statements in the movies. Anti-Nazi films, such as Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939), and patriotic stories of our involvement in past wars, such as Sergeant York (1941), made it past the censors to present their argument directly to the American public: atrocities were being committed in Europe, and the U.S. had the strength to fight – and to win.

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