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Jacob Kushner — Look Away: A True Story of Murders, Bombings, and a Far-Right Campaign to Rid Germany of Immigrants - with Daniel Bush — at The Wharf

Location 610 Water Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
Date Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of young Germans in the town of Jena found themselves grappling with the economic crisis that had left millions of East Germans jobless. Turning to the far-right scene, these friends, including Beate Zschäpe and her two accomplices, began attending rallies with self-proclaimed "National Socialists" - Nazis. Driven by a toxic ideology that blamed minorities for their troubles, this group embarked on a horrific campaign of white nationalist killings from 2000 to 2011, targeting immigrants. "Look Away" by Jacob Kushner, in conversation with Daniel Bush, delves into this chilling story, following the radicalization of Zschäpe and her cohorts within Germany's far-right underbelly, their escape into hiding, and the shocking spree of terror they unleashed. The book also introduces readers to Gamze Kubaşık, whose family emigrated from Turkey seeking safety, only to become the terrorists' victims, and Katharina König, an Antifa punk who helped expose the National Socialist Underground (NSU) and their accomplices. Masterfully blending reporting and storytelling, "Look Away" sheds light on a dark chapter in Germany's history, revealing how a group of young Germans carried out a campaign of white supremacist violence, and how the nation and its government failed to address the threat until it was too late. This event presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from the author and his collaborator, Daniel Bush, as they discuss this important and timely work. Attendees will be captivated by the gripping narrative and the insights it offers into the rise of far-right extremism, the challenges of combating such threats, and the enduring impact of these events on both the victims and the broader society. Whether you're interested in true crime, political history, or the ongoing struggle against hate and intolerance, this event promises to be a thought-provoking and enlightening experience. Don't miss your chance to be part of this important conversation. Join us on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 7:00 pm at The Wharf in Washington, DC, for an evening with Jacob Kushner and Daniel Bush as they delve into the chilling story of "Look Away."

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