Raphael Lemkin Lecture - Spring 2021

Dr. Bradley W. Hart, Ph.D. - California State University, Fresno

``Hitler's American Friends - Political Extremism and Nazi Sympathizers in the 1930's``

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Bradley Hart, author of “Hitler’s American Friends”, our guest presenter at this year’s Raphael Lemkin Lecture event.

Most Americans remember the years of the Second World War as a period of national unity and shared sacrifice, but this is hardly a complete picture of the era. In reality, the United States was deeply divided, with far-right groups, including the German American Bund and the Silver Legion, advocating an American version of Nazi Germany. At the same time, the mainstream political establishment struggled to cope with the many challenges facing the country. This talk examines the extremist groups that threatened American democracy before Pearl Harbor and how the country’s leaders worked to ensure that Hitler’s American friends were defeated.

Free and Open to the Public

May 12   4:00 PM

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About Raphael Lemkin

Learn more about the Polish-born Jew who escaped from Nazi-controlled Poland during the war, and what the lecture is all about.