The Cantor and the Klansman: WEISSER, TRAPP

Grand Dragon LARRY TRAPP harassed Jewish clergyman MICHAEL WEISSER, but instead of responding with hatred, Weisser transformed an enemy into a friend

Q. Mr. Trapp, when you realized that Michael Weisser lived in your town of Lincoln, Neb., you started trying to intimidate him. What were you hoping to achieve?

Larry Trapp: The initial thing is fear, with the intention of getting him out of the community. White supremacists think everything is theirs -- the community, the state, everything. As the state leader, the Grand Dragon, I did more than my share of work because I wanted to build up the state of Nebraska into a state as hateful as North Carolina and Florida. I spent a lot of money and went out...

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