On March 29, 2017, the firm hosted “Propaganda Advancing Extremism, Then and Now,” a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The seminar, presented by Dr. Edna Friedberg, a Museum historian, focused on the Nazis’ use of propaganda to transform a minor right-wing fringe group into the largest political party in democratic Germany. Many of these propaganda techniques are now used by ISIS and other extremist groups to attract followers.
Dr. Friedberg has served as Director of the Holocaust Museum’s Wexner Learning Center and as historian for the museum’s online Holocaust Encyclopedia. She regularly speaks with audiences across the country on connecting Holocaust history with issues today.
More than 50 of the firm’s attorneys and legal assistants, as well as Holocaust Museum guests, attended this program. One of the firm’s founding partners, Bert Rein, is an active member of the Washington Lawyers Committee, and Wiley Rein along with the Committee will continue to be a strong supporter of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.