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Erich Zeisl in Shadows in Paradise: Hitler's Exiles

Shadows in Paradise: Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood

2008 NR

To escape Hitler's regime, thousands of intellectuals and radicals fled Europe for the United States in the 1930s; this documentary focuses on the prominent figures who moved to Hollywood and made contributions to American music, art and culture. Well-known exiles profiled here include Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Salka Viertel, Thomas Mann and many others.