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Biographer David Nasaw on Joseph Kennedy’s belief in a Jewish conspiracy to get the United States to enter World War II:

At one point, in 1949, he goes to Hollywood — this is after Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator movie, which makes fun of Hitler — and he says, to a room full of Jewish studio executives, “You guys are going to be responsible for pushing the United States into war against the Nazis unless you stop your anti-Nazi films, your anti-Hitler propaganda, your anti-German propaganda. When war breaks out, the American people are going to turn on American Jewry, and there’s going to be an outbreak of anti-Semitism like you’ve never seen because the Jews are going to be held responsible for every American soldier and the destruction of the American economy.”

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