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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Communities of Hate: Why People Join Extremist Movements

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Jan 13, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

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 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 USHMM's Facebook page.

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