Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: The German-American Bund and the KKK, with Michael D’Innocenzo
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the Daily Stormer website and who is its intended audience?
Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is on April 12 this year, and this week English Corner is commemorating the day with a special program. Long Island is a suburban area to the east of New York City, and includes Nassau and Suffolk counties. Until World War II it was very rural, but in the late 1940s many housing developments were built, and the population multiplied. While parts of Suffolk are still quite rural, Nassau is densely populated, and very multicultural, including a thriving Jewish population. Most people are unaware of a darker side of Long Island’s history, which we will hear about in this program.
As part of their Issues in Judaism program, the Hofstra Cultural Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, invited its distinguished professor emeritus of history Michael D’Innocenzo to speak on The Rise of Vicious Anti-Semitism: The German-American Bund and the KKK on Long Island and the Eastern United States.
Professor D’Innocenzo has degrees from Columbia University and Union College. For the past twenty-four years, he has led the Hofstra Social Science Associum and Public Policy Institute. He also leads town meeting sessions at nearly a dozen public libraries where current events in perspective are discussed.
After his talk, Professor D’Innocenzo spoke with us about this little-known chapter in