The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Is Your Child a Target?
A pamphlet for parents and teachers
on the dangers of hate group recruitment
in Canada

Early Warning Signs

A change in behavior or appearance of your teenager may indicate involvement with hate groups. Some of the telltale signs include:

* Sudden lack of interest in school

* Adopting new groups of friends and staying out late without any explanation

* Violence or secretive behavior

* Overt hostility to parents and family, disobedience, rudeness.

* Racist graffiti, drawings and doodling.

* Playing loud, heavy rock music with violent lyrics. This could be the racist rock music of groups such as RaHoWa or Skrewdriver

* Stereotyping and scapegoating of certain groups; namecalling, racial and religious slurs in conversation at all times

* Making racist or bigoted comments about minorities, immigrants or foreigners

* A marked repugnance to consider certain ethnic or religious groups as fully Canadian or even human

* The wearing or displaying of Nazi propaganda and symbols such as swastikas or the Iron Cross and/or military clothing and paraphernalia

* Becoming a skinhead or acquiring skinhead friends wearing black or red Dr. Marten's combat boots, tight jeans rolled up at the ankles, padded bomber jackets or shaved heads

* The writing or tattooing of racist symbols, slogans or codewords such as RaHoWa (Racial Holy War), ZOG (Zionist Occupation Government) and JOG (Jewish Occupation Government)

* Preoccupation with military themes, clothing and weapons

* The possession of hate propaganda and publications such as Holocaust denial materials, the Heritage Front's _Up Front_ and the Church of the Creator's _Racial Loyalty_, as well as videos, music books, flyers and cards produced by hate groups

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