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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


The Myth of the Perfect Mother: Propaganda and Conspiracy Theories

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, May 5, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

Women were necessary participants toward the Nazi goal of creating a so-called pure race. Under Hitler’s reign, non-Jewish German mothers who had at least eight children to expand the nation’s population earned golden crosses, a tradition that began on Mother’s Day.

Learn how nationalist propaganda and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories converged to persuade women to become key players in the myth of Nazi supremacy. Women today assume the roles of both victim and vehicle in spreading modernized versions of these dangerous conspiracy theories that divide our society and jeopardize democracy.

Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Annie Kelly, Expert on contemporary conspiracy theories

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's Facebook page.

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