The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler

'''''The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler''''' is a 2013 non-fiction book by Ben Urwand. It was published on September 9, 2013 by Belknap Press, an imprint of Harvard University Press. It is about cooperation between 1930s U.S. filmmakers and Nazi Germany.

According to the book the assistance was done for monetary reasons and because some film industry executives who were Jewish believed that antisemitism would increase if films were too obviously pleading for assistance for Jews. Urwand believes that the studio heads willingly assisted the Nazis. The author argued that the filmmakers feared that German authorities would prohibit American films and put anti-American content in German films if American film companies refused to co-operate, which means American filmmakers would have had no way to have a say in the German market. Edward Helmore of ''The Observer'' wrote that "Urwand's interpretation of the relationship is disputed by other scholars of the period."

Ofer Ashkenazi of Hebrew University wrote in a review of the book that in addition to "shameless profit-seeking" the American film executives also considered "a logical, albeit not heroic, survival strategy" as the industry also faced anti-Semitic sentiment.
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