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Communities of Hate: Why People Join Extremist Movements
January 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Personal grievances and hardship drove nurse Pauline Kneissler to become a member of the Nazi Party in 1937. Peer pressure eventually influenced her to kill on behalf of the German government. A half century later, loneliness and bullying left Americans Christian Picciolini and Angela King vulnerable to white supremacist organizations, which encouraged them to channel their emotions into hate and violence against Jews and other minority groups.
Amid a surge in antisemitic incidents more than 75 years after the Holocaust, join experts to learn what motivates people to join extremist groups. Explore how racism, conspiracy theories, and antisemitic myths can offer a sense of purpose and belonging to justify hate and violence.
Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Arie Kruglanski, Holocaust Survivor, Terrorism Expert, and Psychology Professor, University of Maryland
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook page.