Sept. 24, 1942: Intelligence officer B.L. Canaga compiles a report on subversives that might be active in the 11th Naval District. His list includes communists, Japanese, Falangists, Sinarchists, Italians, Germans and acts of sabotage:
“Many prominent and wealthy motion picture writers (a great majority of them of the Jewish race) continue their activities in CP [Communist Party] front organizations.”
“General dissatisfaction among residents of relocation centers appears to be on the increase.”
This report is one of the items I found at the National Archives in Riverside. I’m posting it before getting into the material on the Zoot Suit Riots to provide some perspective on the attitudes of the era.