Neo-Nazis don't realize they are evil, says ex-hate group leader


March 24, 2023

Jeff Schoep, former head of the National Socialist Movement, speaks to groups, including students, about his experiences in a neo-Nazi hate group.

(JNS) - When Jeff Schoep, former head of the violently antisemitic National Socialist Movement, spoke at a private Highland Park, Ill., residence on March 14, he intended to cite his life as a cautionary tale for those seeking meaning by joining white supremacist groups.

"A common misconception is that someone joins neo-Nazi organizations in order to be evil," Schoep told JNS. "This may be true for a small minority of people who are sociopaths who join. But for most people, it is like joining a cult, where you do evil things and not realize that what you are doing is evil."

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