Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Watch Live Program | Communities of Hate: Why People Join Extremist Movements

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Communities of Hate: Why People Join Extremist Movements
Live Digital Program


Recent events remind us of the ever-present dangers of hatred and propaganda. Some individuals throughout history and today have embraced hate, and even murder, to fulfill their own needs.

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 American Christian Picciolini vulnerable to a white supremacist organization, which encouraged him to channel his emotions into hate and violence against Jews and other minority groups.

Amid a surge in antisemitic incidents and extremism more than 75 years after the Holocaust, join experts to explore the reasons why some people in search of belonging use racism, conspiracy theories, and antisemitic lies to justify hate and violence. Request a reminder to view this program.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Facebook page

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 the program live at and join in the conversation.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the
Museum’s Facebook page.

Photo: People salute Hitler while attending a Nazi Party parade in Nuremberg, Germany, 1937. Courtesy of Shawshots/Alamy Stock Photo