By 1939, 30,000 intellectuals and radicals were exiled from Europe,
and 80% were Jewish. These dramatic events sent many of the
greatest minds of the 20th century into exile in the United States.
The scores of émigrés, fleeing the upsurge of European fascism,
briefly transformed Southern California into one of the capitals of
world culture, and profoundly altered the horizons of American
music, literature and the arts.
Among those interviewed are:
Lion Feuchtwanger, Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann, Fritz Lang,
Erich Maria Remarque, Bruno Walter, Ernst Toch, Erich Zeisl
Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Salka Viertel,
Produced and Directed by Peter Rosen
Hosted by James Conlon