Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Tour of German Los Angeles in the Twentieth Century
In the first half of the twentieth century, the population of German immigrants in Southern California flourished, particularly in Los Angeles. While Germans had had a presence in the region well before the 1900s, the new century would bring a uniquely talented group of artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals out to the West Coast, as either permanent citizens or long-term visitors living in exile from Hitler’s Europe. From Carl Laemmle to Thomas Mann, many of these famed émigrés would produce significant and important work during their time in Los Angeles.
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