This document, modeled after the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was written to encourage the President and Congress to cut off economic relations between the U.S. and Germany. Selections from the text are as follows: "We accuse the leaders of Nazi Germany, as a ruler was accused in 1776, of 'a design to reduce the world under absolute despotism'." "...they bring chaos and disunity into sovereign nations and then seize and dismember them. They send their agents to spy upon us. They organize Bunds to spread their vicious doctrines in strident contempt for our Democracy and its institutions." "Yet we, a free people, have continued to support by trade and commerce this enemy of our liberty and our peace. This, our conscience will permit no longer." The document is signed by 56 movie-industry people, including actors, writers, producers, directors, and studio heads. Ironically, several of them would ultimately be blacklisted for "communist" activities during the McCarthy era. 8.5 x 11 in.