Fall 2012

Nazi Germany

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-234  |  History, as HIST-234

Formerly listed as: EUST-54  |  HIST-34

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)

Faculty

Catherine A. Epstein (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as HIST 234 [EU] and EUST 234.)  This course will explore the history of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. It will examine the emergence of Hitler and Nazism in Germany, Nazi ideology and aesthetics, Nazi racial policies, daily life in the Third Reich, women under Nazism, resistance to the Nazis, Nazi foreign policy and World War II, the Holocaust, and the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial. Class participants will also discuss themes that range beyond the Nazi case: How do dictatorships function? What constitutes resistance? How and why do regimes engage in mass murder? Texts will include films, diaries, memoirs, government and other official documents, and classic and recent scholarly accounts of the era. Three class meetings per week.

Limited to 60 students. Fall semester. Professor Epstein.

Offerings

2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2013