Thomas Doherty, a professor of American Studies at Brandeis University, is the author of Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 and Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist.

The Banality of the Eichmann Trial

How the architect of the Final Solution, an otherwise unremarkable bureaucrat, became a star character for film


Hitler’s Hollywood

A new German documentary makes an ‘audacious act of archival retrieval’ to bring to light the cinematic propaganda that fueled the rise of the Third Reich


Hollywood’s Other Great Anti-Nazi Movie

Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘racy, risky black comedy of manners’ To Be or Not To Be is funnier and in many ways more fearless than its wartime cousin, Casablanca


‘None Shall Escape,’ Hollywood’s First Holocaust Film, Was All But Unknown for 70 Years. Now It’s Been Rediscovered.

The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print


The Forbidden Films of the Third Reich

Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question.


Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

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