This is a small collection of correspondence, clippings and fliers from Aaron Kertman, the Executive Secretary of the United
Anti-Nazi Conference in Los Angeles. The committee sponsored Mme. Sonja Branting in 1935 and William Francis Hare, Earl of
Listowel in 1936, to speak on the threat posed by the Nazi regime in Germany. The Conference also organized a mass anti-Nazi
protest and parade in Boyle Heights on November 22, 1938.
The Los Angeles office of the United Anti-Nazi Conference was formed in 1935 with Chaim Shapiro as President and Aaron Kertman
as Executive Secretary. The Conference brought together Jewish and anti-fascist groups, including labor unions, for the common
goal of raising awareness of Nazi anti-Jewish policies and actions that were occurring in the mid and late 1930s. To this
end they sponsored speakers from Europe to give testimonies, across the United States, about Nazi activites. In particular:
Mme. Sonja Branting from Sweden and William Francis Hare, Earl of Listowel of the United Kingdom. The Conference organized
a major protest parade on November 22, 1938 in Boyle Heights. 10,000 turned out to hear denunciations of Hilter and Nazism.
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