Daily Doses of Nazism
Explore the power that propaganda can have on young people, especially when it is presented as part of everyday culture.
Students will learn about a piece of antisemitic literature that was spread in the early 20th century. Open into a conversation about how false information spreads and how difficult it is to be taken back once shared.
Antisemitism and conspiracy theories against Jewish people did not begin, nor did it end, with Nazi Germany.
Begin by asking your students, how does false information spread? Prompt students by asking them to think of social media. How credible are the posts they see? How easily are they shared? What is the danger in being able to easily and quickly post and share information?
Pull up the resource, A Hoax of Hate: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion by the Anti-Defamation League. Start by reading the introduction and stop after the section titled, “The Protocols and Nazi Germany.”
Divide your class into small groups of 3-5 and provide them with the instructions below. Provide 10-15 minutes for the group activity before coming back together as a class to go over their answers.
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