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August 12, 2020 | Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany

Session topic: National Socialist Rule and the German People: Seduction and Approval
Dr. Marcus Funck
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The recording of this session will be available here on August 12, 2020.

As part of the digital lecture series, this session will highlight one of our regular FUBiS courses. The instructor will introduce themselves talk a little bit about their experience teaching at FUBiS, and give a short lecture on one of the course’s key topics. Interested in taking the full course the next time it is offered? Continue reading below to find out more.

Description of the regular FUBiS course:

The ‘thousand year Reich’ that Hitler promised when he became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 lasted but 12 years. During this time, however, Hitler and his Nazi Party came to dominate European and even world affairs, terrorizing vast numbers of Germans, launching a devastating war, and orchestrating the murder of more than five million Jews. Yet Hitler and the Nazi Party gained the active support and involvement of most Germans. How was this possible?

This class focuses on Hitler’s Germany and it begins with the essential 19th century background. How did political anti-Semitism grow there? What shaped the social and political life? Central to this session will be a discussion of the broad political currents and the popular literature that Hitler and many of his supporters read and absorbed.

This course is offered this summer as part of our online course program.
For the full course description and detailed syllabus, please click here.