From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
LIVE Digital Program: Preying on Young Minds and Normalizing Extremism
Friday, January 12, 2024, Noon ET
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's YouTube Page
About this program:
By the time he turned 15, Peter Becker proudly considered himself “150 percent Nazi.” Peter grew up in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s immersed in Nazi ideology, which promoted antisemitic myths and blamed Jews for society’s problems.
Today, extremist groups target and shape young minds online and offline with antisemitic stereotypes, racism, and conspiracy theories—often directly inspired by Nazi ideology. Holocaust history warns of the dangers posed when extremist beliefs go unchecked and become normalized. Join us to discuss these threats and how to respond.
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Vidhya Ramalingam, Founder and CEO, Moonshot
Karen Dunn, Co-Lead Counsel of lawsuit against extremist leaders of the 2017 “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally examined in the HBO Original documentary No Accident
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