GERMAN 322 - The Origins of Nazism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other:
SophInit, Theme, WorldLit
Cost:
50-100
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the origins and the outcomes of the Nazi seizure of power in Germany. We will trace the rise of National Socialism from the disillusionment following World War I, through the period of Germany’s first democracy, the Weimar Republic, to the Depression. In the first half of the course we will try to understand Nazism’s roots in Germany’s postwar political culture and examine how Hitler’s anti-democratic movement dismantled democracy in 1933 essentially by co-opting the system. In the second half of the course we will focus on the Nazi period itself and explore how National Socialism consolidated its power, how it remade society, how it transformed culture, and how it maintained popular legitimacy in order to create a social order based on the concepts of race and struggle. In the name of the “racial purity,” the Nazi state moved ruthlessly against Germany’s Jewish population and cleansed German society of all “undesirable” elements. In addition to carefully examining the war within the Reich and the blurry lines between popular consent and silent opposition, we will focus considerable attention on the genocidal war for territorial expansion that underwrote the entire Nazi project. Exploring the connections between Nazi racism, expansionism, the Holocaust and the regime’s total war of annihilation, we will begin to sketch the complicated consequences for postwar Europe in the aftermath of the Third Reich’s collapse in 1945.

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GERMAN 322 - The Origins of Nazism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
20743
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29
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
22604
Open
2
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
22605
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
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22606
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
20745
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
20746
Open
2
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
20747
Open
10
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
20748
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
20749
Open
2
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
33701
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
33702
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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A Concise History of the Third Reich, by Wolfgang Benz, translated from German by Thomas Dunlap (Berkeley/LA/London: Univ. of Cal. Press, paperback, 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780226595573
Little Man, What Now?, Author: Hans Fallada, Publisher: Melville House ANY OK 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780674034655
Life and death in the Third Reich, Author: Peter Fritzsche., Publisher: Belknap 1st Harvar 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780312454685
The Nazi State and German society : a brief history with documents, Author: Robert G. Moeller., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780691140964
Weimar Germany : promise and tragedy, Author: Eric D. Weitz., Publisher: Princeton University Press 1st pbk. e 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780226595573
The end : Hamburg 1943, Author: Hans Erich Nossack ; translation & foreward, Joel Agee ; photographs, Erich Andres., Publisher: University of Chicago Press Pbk. ed. 2006
Required
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