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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Power, Intoxication, and Masculinity: Fueling the Nazi War Machine

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Fri, Nov 19, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

The Nazi war machine relied on the willingness of ordinary men to commit murder day after day. Though some were true believers who had no compunction about killing, others were lured into the brotherhood with alcohol, music, and bonding rituals that linked war with manhood. Women were also enticed by Nazi ideology to commit violence.

On and off the battlefield, some Nazis and their collaborators were intoxicated by alcohol—and their own power. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about what fueled mass murder as the Nazis advanced through Europe and eastward into the Soviet Union.

Dr. Edward B. Westermann, Regents Professor of History, Texas A&M University-San Antonio and author of Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

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

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

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