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The Myth of Nazi Occultism

Academia and social media abound with claims of Nazism’s “occult” and “green” roots — the reality is more complex

Mitch Horowitz
23 min readSep 7, 2023

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In late 2020, I was invited to sit in on a Zoom call of scholars, curators, and historians who were planning a Holocaust memorial monument in Ukraine. The session occurred just over a year before Putin’s invasion; in the time…

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China