Back in 1939, the United States had not committed to join the allied forces in the Second World War to fight Hitler. There was still a strong isolationist lobby in the US – which you could argue that Donald Trump has inherited as part of his political platform.
In addition, there were those in the US who rather sympathised with Hitler and other fascist regimes in Europe.
Astonishingly, in 1939, America Nazis held a monster rally at Madison Square Gardens. Only recently has footage come to light showing thousands expressing support for the swastika. This film exposes a side of pre-war America you may never have seen before.
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