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The Rise of Antisemitism and Nazi Propaganda In-Person

In June of 2021, Holocaust education became a required subject in Arizona public middle and high schools, making space for a discussion on the rise of antisemitic propaganda in 20th century Germany. This presentation will begin with a brief look at the early stages of antisemitic messaging in the 1890s, 09’s and WWI into the 1920s. Moving along chronologically the timeline, crude political satire can be traced through legal sanction and (pseudo-) scientific justifications. The presentation also touches on the Nazi policy of “Lebensraum” (living space), in which race and space ideologies paved the way for the eventual genocidal campaign against European Jews.

Björn Krondorfer is Regents’ Professor and the Director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University. As Endowed Professor of Religious Studies, he also teaches in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies. His field of expertise is religion/gender/culture and (post-) Holocaust and reconciliation studies. Krondorfer received a Senior Research Fellowship at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and held visiting faculty positions in Germany and South Africa. He is currently the VP of the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life. Since 2020 has chaired the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies. His most recent book is Unsettling Empathy: Working with Groups in Conflict.

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2024 Show more dates
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
East Flagstaff Community Library Community Room (Capacity 75)
East Flagstaff Community Library
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Mary Corcoran

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