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'Nazi Town, USA,' a new PBS documentary, examines the 1930s heyday of Hitler's acolytes in the US

(New York Jewish Week) — Picture a group of children having fun at summer camp, learning archery, swimming and playing tug of war, all while the Nazi flag flies next to the American flag. Or a packed crowd at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, where men and women of all ages give the Hitler salute.

These are some of the real-life disturbing images depicted in “Nazi Town, USA,” a new documentary about the German American Bund (organization) — a pro-fascist, pro-Nazi organization that, at its peak, had some 100,000 members in the United States — that premieres on “American Experience” on PBS.

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