QAnon began in 2017, when a mysterious figure named “Q” started posting on the online message board 4chan, claiming to have inside access to government secrets. Since then, QAnon has grown into a conspiracy movement that claims Satan-worshipping pedophiles secretly rule the world. Many of the antisemitic beliefs that lie at the core of the conspiracy echo the dangerous lies espoused in Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Join the Museum for a program exploring the echoes of antisemitism in QAnon with CNN Senior Political Analyst and Anchor John Avlon, whose new digital series Reality Check: Extremist Beat examines history behind the rise of QAnon and other recent conspiracies in the United States. Avlon will be joined by Dr. Mia Bloom and Dr. Sophia Moskalenko, the authors of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon; and Paul Salmons, a Holocaust education specialist, curator of Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away, chief curator of Seeing Auschwitz, and consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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