In my research I came across this tidbit about the making of The Great Dictator.

Hitler screened Chaplin’s films even though Germany had banned the actor’s works owing to his alleged Jewishness. In the Nazi published 1934 book titled, The Jews Are Looking at You, Chaplin was described as “a disgusting Jewish acrobat” (in fact, Chaplin was not Jewish). A friend of Chaplin’s, Ivor Montague, sent him a copy of this book and always believed that it prompted his creation of The Great Dictator.

When I read that, I knew I had to find a place for that phrase.