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The Crime of Menticide: Antisemitism and Hate Speech in American Law

UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center 2311 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States

In 1977, a group of Holocaust survivors from Skokie, Illinois, filed a lawsuit to stop a planned neo-Nazi march by alleging menticide—the psychological equivalent of genocide. In this lecture, historian James Loeffler reconstructs this curious legal episode and discusses its …