2020-03-25 17:12:55 UTC
Story : Jewish families in Newark New Jersey witness Charles Lindburg 's election as president.
I've lived in this area all my life, tho obviously not in the time period, which gives the production potentially some extra appeal. Certainly I noticed that in the 50's there was animosity ( read jealousy ) from the poor Irish and Italians young males towards Jews. The series just completed its second episode with the direction in which it's headed shows an alternative history that divides Americans rather than bringing them togetherin war time. I do know that the German bunds ( Germans are the largest national group in the U S ) were highly active at this time and isolationism was the predominant sentiment in the American public.
Lindburg was a hugely popular isolationist, just how deep his anti - Jewish sentiments ran I don't know but it does not take much to accept that with different leadership the 40's could have been a whole different ball game.
Very nice sense of place and time with good dialogue and cast seem to be in place for a story that has the feel of a Hollywood vehicle from that era, that is a bit stylized but classy. Just enough soap opera stuff to give the impression that these are real people. So far 8+/10 Jews bewares