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Dore Schary Alarmed over Portrayal of Nazis in U.S. Films

Dore Schary, Academy Award winner and producer of some of Hollywood’s pioneer films dealing with racial and religious prejudice, today expressed alarm at the new portrait of the Nazi currently emerging in American and foreign films. He spoke at an American Jewish Committee dinner.

The World War II stereotype of the brutal Nazi is being re-examined, he said. However, this re-evaluation is “a little too superficial, a little too glib.” What appears to be evolving is the “new concept that all Germans really hated Hitler and wanted nothing to do with the horrors that accompanied his years of power.”