Withdrawal of Jolson’s “jazz Singer” Demanded
Menu JTA Search

Withdrawal of Jolson’s “jazz Singer” Demanded

Download PDF for this date

“Angriff,” a Hitlerite newspaper, today demands that Hugenberg, the principal owner of the Ufa Film Company and head of the German Nationalist Party, remove within three days the Al Jolson film, “The Jazz Singer.” The paper calls the picture a “nauseating all-Jewish propaganda film.” If Hugenberg doesn’t comply with this request the paper threatens that the National Socialists, throughout the country will compel the removal of the film.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund