The rise of Nazis; in Germany and in America

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Guests: Thomas Childers, Arnie Bernstein

On Sunday, The New York Times published an article about a low-key Nazi in Ohio. The piece drew fierce criticism from many corners of the political spectrum for “normalizing” Nazism in America. But Nazis in America are nothing new. In fact, 20,000 Americans attended a Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden. Today on the show, we’re going to examine Nazism from a historical perspective – in Germany and in America. We’ll be joined by historian ARNIE BERNSTEIN, author of Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund. He’ll tell us about the American Nazi’s of the 1930’s and their leader. We’ll also be joined by historian THOMAS CHILDERS, author of the new book The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, which aims to debunk some of the long-standing myths about Hitler and the Nazi Party’s rise to power.

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