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Murphy Ranch, just off the Rustic Canyon Trail at the west edge of Brentwood, was supposed to be a safe haven for Nazis and the future of the Fourth Reich. But its founders’ plans went sour after it turned out Nazi Germany was not going to bring about the New World Order in the United States and would eventually be defeated by the Allied powers of WWII.
The failed commune was the plan of Herr Schmidt, a Nazi spy who convinced a wealthy couple, Winona and Norman Stephens, of funding his idea of utopia to the tune of $4 million, according to an L.A. Times archived story. The article’s author interviewed photographer and historian Thomas Young, whose mother wrote a book on Rustic Canyon’s history, in 1992
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