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Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front

January 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Cost: Free

Co-sponsored by the State Library of Massachusetts and the Boston Public Library Local History series

Presented by: Charles Gallagher

Charles Gallagher discusses his gripping new book, Nazis of Copley Square, which provides a crucial missing chapter in the history of the American far right and tells a grim tale of faith perverted to violent ends, and a warning for those who hope to curb the spread of far-right ideologies today.

Gallagher, who used the Jewish Heritage Center’s archives in his research, chronicles the evolution of the antisemitic, anticommunist Christian Front in the late 1930s; the transatlantic cloak-and-dagger intelligence operations that subverted it; and the mainstream political and religious leaders who shielded the front’s activities from scrutiny. Gallagher also examines the forces that enabled it to take root in Boston; Nazis of Copley Square has been called “a searing examination of how a city―where for nearly four centuries the phrase ‘cradle of liberty’ has slipped effortlessly off the tongue with a distinct Boston accent―played host to a group whose leading figures spoke favorably of Nazi Germany.”

Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.americanancestors.org/events/nazis-copley-square-forgotten-story-christian-front

Organizer

American Ancestors / NEHGS
Phone:
617-226-1226
Email:
education@nehgs.org
Website:
https://www.americanancestors.org/education/events-and-programs

Venue

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Phone:
617-226-1226
Website:
https://my.americanancestors.org/1224/1403

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