The Power of Prejudice: From Nazi Propaganda to Genocidal Antisemitism
Anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda arose in the 1920s and by the 1940s had hardened into reality in the concentration camp system. This lecture by Bjorn Krondorfer examines Nazi propaganda and genocide, and addresses the idea of Lebensraum (living space) with which Nazi ideology justified the military occupation of the East and the subjugation and killing of Slavic people and Soviet prisoners of war. Adult and high school audiences.
Bjorn Krondorfer is Professor of Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His field of expertise is religion and culture, with an emphasis on gender studies, cultural studies, and Holocaust studies. He has served as editor of the Cultural Criticism Series, and is the author of Remembrance and Reconciliation: Encounters Between Young Jews and Germans. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University.