Fall 2013

Poli 388W - AR

Sammy Basu

MW

2:30-4:00

EAT 311

Democracy and Nazism

MWTh

10:00-11:30

SMU 317

 

What can we learn from the failed Weimar Republic and the consolidation of authoritarianism in the form of the Nazi Third Reich about the constitutive elements of democracy in general at the institutional, cultural, and cognitive levels?  In exploring the historical record, this course considers the nature of political and moral argument in relation to several modes of discourse: philosophy, art, worldview (Weltanschauung), propaganda, ideology, and deception.  In argumentative, ethical, aesthetic, and affective terms, what made agitation for the demise of Weimar democracy persuasive, and conversely, what legitimized participation in the Nazi racial state?  Finally, what insights can we apply to contemporary democratic politics?

 

 

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Student Learning Objectives

 

1

To better understand the subfield of political philosophy (Poli)

 

11

Writing effectively and persuasively (W)

 

111

Understand arguments, evaluate reasons, reflect on values (AR)

 

 

 

Graded Components

%age

1

Weimar Exam

15

11

Final Exam – comprehensive, incl. student presentations

25

111

Term Paper

40

 

An argumentative paper (25pp) utilizing primary source material and evaluating competing theories to be presented using IT

 

IV

Participation (incl. discussion leadership)

20

 

You should complete assigned Reading before the class.

 

 

If you miss class, regardless of the reason, you are required to provide a 250-word summary on the Readings of the day(s) missed.  To be handed in at next class.

 

 

Required Texts    

 

 

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Joseph Roth.

What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920-1933.  

[1920-33] (2003)

Sebastian Haffner.

Germany Jekyll & Hyde: A Contemporary Account of Nazi Germany [1939] (2008)

 

 

Stephen J. Lee.

The Weimar Republic (2010)

Stephen J. Lee.

Hitler and Nazi Germany (2010)

 

 

All additional material will be made available electronically

 

 

 

 

Honor Code and Plagiarism:

http://www.willamette.edu/cla/dean/ethic/index.html

 

 

 

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Credit Hour Compliance:

 

 

 

Students will spend 2-3 hours on the course, including reading, writing and relevant co-curricular activities for every hour of in-class time.

 

 

Disability Accommodation:

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SCHEDULE

Wed 8/28

 

 

Introduction and Historiography

 

 

 

 

 

Mon 9/2

Labor Day, duh!

Wed 9/4

Intro: Can we Learn from Weimar and Nazi Germany?

 

Read:

 

Kershaw, Ian. 2004. ‘Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism.Journal of Contemporary History 39: 239-254. Or try this

 

Optional:

 

Bookbinder, Paul, ‘Why Study Weimar Germany?’ and Facing History

 

Fritzsche, Peter. 1996. ‘Nazi Modern.’
 Modernism/modernity 3.1: 1-22.

 

1919

1927

 

 

1. Democratic Revolution and re-Constitution

SB

Hugo Preuss, 1860-1925

 

Max Weber, 1864-1920

Source Material:

Prussian Constitution (1850)

The Weimar Constitution (1919)

BBC: Weimar Strengths and Weaknesses

 

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 1: The German Revolution, 1918-1919

 

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 1: eg 1,  eg 2

 

Thomas Mann, ‘On the German Republic’ (1922), esp pp.  (also in WISE)

 

Berman, Sheri. 1997. ‘Civil Society and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic.’ World Politics 49,3: 401-429.

 

 

 

 

Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1859-1941

Macintosh HD:Users:sbasu:Dropbox:p315ExNzpics:Hitler1914.jpgAdolf Hitler in the Odeonsplatz, Munich partaking of the ‘spirit of ‘14’

 

 

Mon 9/9

2. War Aftermath: Trauma, Guilt, and Violence

 

Soren

German war dead

 

Source Material:

BBC: Long-term underlying causes of war, problems 1919-1923, Opinions of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles (1919)

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (48min, esp 4:15-10:40, 12:30-13:00)

Versailles and Ruhr: Make Germany Pay 1 and II

 

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 2: Versailles and its impact, 1919-1933 Eg debt. eg 1, eg 2, eg 3

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 20, 29; eg 1 and eg 2

 

Bessel, R. ‘The Great War in German Memory: The Soldiers of the First World War, Demobilization, and Weimar Political Culture,’ German History, 6.1: 20-34.

 

Or

Ziemann, Benjamin. 2003. ‘Germany after the First World War – A Violent Society? Results and Implications of Recent Research on Weimar Germany.’ Journal of Modern European History, 1.1: 80-95.

 

 

 

 

 

Ebert and NSDAP and KDP

 

Wed 9/11

3. PR and Multi-Party Politics: KPD, SPD, DDP, Z, DVP, BVP, DNVP, NSDAP

 

Lucas, Stephen, Jason

 

Reichstag Party Representation

 

Source Material:

John Cleese on PR

Political Parties handout

Election footage

Electoral Geography 2.0: Germany

Hannah Hoch’s Cut with a Kitchen Knife I, II, III

 

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 3: The Constitution and the party system, 1919-1933

 

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 30, 31, 32, 33

 

Feuchtwanger, Edgar. 1994. ‘The Weimar Republic - A Failure of representative institutions?’ Parliaments, estates and Representation 14.2: 159-170. Get from WISE

Geographic dist of vote

1912

1919

 

 

George Grosz, The Eclipse of the Sun, 1926

Howard Streseman

 

 

Mon 9/16

4. Authority, Celebrity, and Media

 

Lauren, Isabel, Paige

Friedrich Ebert, 1871- 1925

 

Source Material:

The Bathing Suit Controversy

Hindenburg becomes President, 1925/1932, and 1933

 

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 4: Chancellors and Presidents of the Republic, 1919-33

 

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 21, eg 1 and 2

 

Ross, Corey. 2006. ‘Mass Politics and the Techniques of Leadership: The Promise and Perils of Propaganda in Weimar Germany.’ German History 24.2:184-211.

 

Menge, Anna. 2008. ‘The Iron Hindenburg: A Popular Icon of Weimar Germany.’ German History 26.3: 357-382.

 

Frederick the Great 1712-1786

Otto von Bismarck 1815-1898        Kaiser Wilhelm II            Hindenburg

 

 

 

Hitler et al, Munich Putsch 1923

Wed 9/18

5. Polarization and Putsch

 

Courtney

Ludendorff and Hitler, 1923

Erich Ludendorff 1865-1937

Source Material:

BBC: Weimar crisis of 1923

BBC: Nazi beliefs

BBC: The Munich Putsch 1923

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (10:40-12:30, 13:00-18:50, 20:00-20:30)

 

NSDAP 25 Point Plan (1920)

Inflation (1923)

Munich Beer-Hall Putsch (1923)

Hitler’s Final Trial Speech (27 March, 1924)

 

Gottfried Feder and Dietrick Eckhart and Anton Drexler

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 5: Crisis and Recovery, 1920-23

 

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

1924

 

Orlow, Dietrich O. 1965. ‘The Organizational History and Structure of the NSDAP, 1919-23.’ The Journal of Modern History 37.2:208-226.

 

Madden, Paul. 1982. ‘Some Social Characteristics of Early Nazi Party Members, 1919-23.’Central European History 15.1:34-56.

 

 

Weimar children using banknote bundles as building blocks 1923

 

 

 

 

George Grosz, The City, 1917

Potsdamerplatz, Berlin

 

 

Mon 9/23

6. The Modern German Malaise

 

Maddie, Matt, jason

 

Metropolis, 1927

 

Source Material:

BBC: How did Weimar survive?

Berlin in the 1920s (3.07min)

Towards prosperity and hope (3.40 min)

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (20:30-22:00)

 

FW Murnau. The Last Laugh // Der letzte Mann (1924) (141min)

Doorman and Democracy.

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 6: A period of stability, 1924-29?

 

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 16, 17, 18, 19

 

Costigliola, Frank. 1976. ‘The United States and the Reconstruction of Germany in the 1920s.’ The Business History Review, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 477-502.

 

Jones, Larry Eugene. 1972. ‘"The Dying Middle": Weimar Germany and the Fragmentation of Bourgeois Politics.’ Central European History 5.1:23-54.

 

 

The Last Laugh, 1924

 

scene from Last Laugh

 

 

 

Beckmann, 1919

 

 

Wed 9/25

7. Cultural Reactions to the ‘Golden Twenties’

 

Jullian, will, stephen

Bauhaus 1923

Hitler, Mein Kampf 1926/7

 

Source Material:

Bauhaus

The Culture of the Weimar Republic (3.49 min)

Tour Around Berlin in 1929 (3.28 min)

Understanding Hitler Through Mein Kampf Documentary (2:00-5:30)

Hitler the Artist (3:10)

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (22:00-23:10, 24:30-29:00)

 

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 9: Social and cultural achievements, 1918-33

 

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

 

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf : 3-17, 33-44, 53-60, 108, 150-3, 171, 180-1, 248-57-60, 287-99, 311, 316, 320, 327, 330, 337, 342-59, 366-367, 374, 384, 388, 411-18, 451, 466, 479-92, 510, 574-6, 577-83, 591-2, 614-21, 648-658, 701-711, 730-37 – Swastika, 767-72, 795-800, 824-835, 841-67, 886-93, 930, 973, 982, 992 in WISE.

 

 

Steinweis, Alan E. 1991. ‘Weimar Culture and the Rise of National Socialism: The Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur.’ Central European History 24.4:  402-423.

 

Kater, Michael H. 1988. ‘The Jazz Experience in Weimar Germany.’ German History 6.2: 145-158.

 

Robert Genin (1884-1943)

Otto Dix, ‘Grosstadt triptych,’ 1927

 

 

 Siegmund Breitbart, 1883-1925

‘Muscular Judaism’ 1900

 

 

Mon 9/30

8. Jews, ‘World-Jewry,’ and ‘the Jew’

 

Lexi, Elaine, audrey

Max Nordau, 1849-1923

1920

 

Source Material:

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (23:10-24:30)

Hitler on Jews and Christ (9.07 min)

Joseph Goebbels, Das Buch Isidor (1929) and Bernhard Weiss

Albert Einstein’s Zionism (1931)

 

Read:

Roth, What I Saw, ch. 2, 3, 4, 5, 34

 

Heilbronner, Oded. 2000. ‘From Antisemitic Peripheries to Antisemitic Centres: The Place of Antisemitism in Modern German History.’ Journal of Contemporary History 35.4: 559-576.

 

Jewish communities in pre-war Germany

 Walther Rathenau, 1867-1922

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 Julius Streicher, 1885-1946

   

 

 

 

July 1932

Medieval depiction of ‘ritual murder’

 

 

Wed 10/2

9. Christianity and antisemitism

 

Will, soren, isabel

 

Martin Luther, 1483-1546

 

St John Chrysostom, 347-407

 

Source Material:

Gerhard Hahn, Christuskreuz und Hakenkreuz (1934)

 

Read:

Martin Luther, On the Jews and their lies (1543)

Part I from start to “tomfoolery and trickery”

Part III from ‘blind Jews to mislead you’ to the end of III

Part VI from start to ‘harder than a diamond’

Part VII from ‘Eternal death’ to end of XII

Part VIII from ‘no remission of sin’ to the end of VIII

Part X from start to ‘fifteen hundred years’ and then last three paragraphs

Part XI entire (especially this one)

Part XII first two paragraphs

Part XIII final paragraph

St. John Chrysostom, Eight Homilies against the Jews (386-7)

Homily I from start (‘TODAY I HAD’) to ‘the dwelling of demons’
Homily IV from start (‘AGAIN THE JEWS’) to ‘action good or bad’
And from “But before I draw up’ to ‘Does not the Scripture treat … Jews in this way?’
And ‘Let then my battle with the Jews’ to ‘the Holy Spirit for ever and ever’
Homily V from ‘WE have said enough” to ‘God’s love and kindness’
And from ‘Are you Jews still disputing the question?’ to ‘world without end. Amen.’
Homily VIII from ‘If the devil is a murderer’ to ‘live with a bad conscience?’

 

Also

Hastings, Derek. 2003. ‘How "Catholic" Was the Early Nazi Movement? Religion, Race, and Culture in Munich, 1919- 1924.’ Central European History, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 383-433.


Probst, Christopher J. 2009. ‘“An incessant army of demons”: Wolf Meyer-Erlach, Luther, and “the Jews” in Nazi Germany.’ Holocaust and Genocide Studies 23.3: 441-460.

 

 

 

 

 

Mon 10/7

10. Crises upon Crises

 

Lauren, Audrey, courtney

Paul von Hindenburg, 1932

Source Material:

BBC: Hitler’s rise to power

BBC: Was Weimar doomed?

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (29:00-43:05) or here and here

The Hitler no one knows (1932)

Election Ballot (1932)

NSDAP Posters pre-1933 - as test of explanations

 

Unemployment in Germany, 1924-1932

1924

1928

1930

July 31, 1932

October 31, 1932

978,000

1,368,000

3,076,000

5,392,000

5,109,000

 

Read:

Lee, Weimar, ch. 10: Crisis and collapse, 1929-1933

 

Wolfers, Arnold. 1932. ‘The Crisis of the Democratic Régime in Germany.’ International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1931-1939) 11.6:757-782.

 

Hitler 1932

 

July 1932

 

 

 

 

Wed 10/9

11. Democratic Capitulation

 

Joe, lexi, elaine

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Alfred Hugenberg 1865-1951

Election results and fire etc (vid, 10min)

In brief

Wels-Hitler 1933

The Enabling Act and vid

 

Read:

 

Winkler, Heinrich August. 1990. ‘Choosing the Lesser Evil: The German Social Democrats and the Fall of the Weimar Republic.Journal of Contemporary History 25.2/3: 205-227.

 

Kolb, Eberhard. 1997. ‘Was Hitler’s Seizure of Power on January 30, 1933, Inevitable?’ German Historical Institute 18: 9-23.

Otto Wels 1873-1939

 

Hitler and Cabinet, 30 Jan 1933

27 Feb 1933

Thu 10/10 630-800

& Sun 10/13 600-7pm – Exam Review Sessions

 

 

Mon 10/14

WEIMAR EXAM Exam format, Weimar Summary

 

1933, election postcard

Day of Potsdam, 21 March 1933

 

 

Wed 10/16

Intro: Do Three Reichs make a wrong?

 

 

 

Source Material:

BBC: How Hitler consolidated power 1933-34

BBC: The structures of control in the Nazi state

The Nazis (1997). Episode 1: Helped into Power (4:15-11:00, 43:05-47.45)

Nazi Laughter

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 1: The Rise of Nazism

Lee, Nazi, ch. 2: The Achievement & Consolidation of Power 1933-34

 

Haffner, Germany, Foreward

 

23 March 1933 Speech’ in Hitler Complete pp275-286 in WISE

 

 

1933, Nuremberg Party Rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945

Macintosh HD:Users:sbasu:Dropbox:p315ExNzpics:Hitler1933.jpg

Hitler and NSDAP celebrating victory

 

 

Mon 10/21

1. The Hitler State

 

Maddie, lucas, paige

 

Hitler with children

 

Source Material:

Hitler and National Leaders (postcard c.1934), 1933 speech, and 1934 speech (from Triumph)

Germany Awakes (1933), and State Structure

AH: Pictures from the Life of the Fuhrer (1936) and in German

The Nazis (1997). Episode 4: The Wild East (30:45-35:00)

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 3: The Nazi Dictatorship

 

Haffner, Germany, ch. 1: Hitler

Haffner, Germany, ch. 2: The Nazi Leaders

 

Jacobsen, C., & House, R. J. (2001). Dynamics of charismatic leadership: A process theory, simulation model, and tests. The Leadership Quarterly, 12(1), 75-112.

 

Kershaw, Ian. 1993. 'Working Towards the Führer.' Reflections on the Nature of the Hitler Dictatorship.Contemporary European History 2.2: 103-118.

 

 

 

 

             

Alfred Rosenberg

Rudolf Hess                        Herman Goring                   Reinhard Heydrich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed 10/23

2. The Terror State

 

Joe, Stephen, Matt

 

Heinrich Himmler

1990-1945

Source Material:

Video: Police State and Why Hitler was feared (5, 3 min)

The Gestapo, Camps are for mules,

BBC: Opposition

Edelweiss Pirates

The White Rose

August Landmesser

Concentration Camps

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 5: The SS and the Gestapo

Lee, Nazi, ch. 6: Support, Opposition & Resistance

 

Haffner, Germany, ch. 5: The Disloyal Population

Haffner, Germany, ch. 6: The Opposition

 

 

Gellately, Robert. 1991. ‘Rethinking the Nazi Terror System: A Historiographical Analysis.’ German Studies Review 14.1: 23-38.

 

 

Nazi uniforms

risoners during Roll Call at the Oranienburg

Oranienburg, roll-call, 1 April 1933

 

 

Goebbels addressing crowd

 

 

Mon 10/28

3. The Brainwashed State

 

Jullian, matt, lucas

 

 

 

Source Material:

Bytwerk archive on Nazi Propaganda 1933-1945

Nazi Posters (1933-1945)

US Holocaust Memorial Museum on Propaganda

The Power of Nazi Propaganda (5.46 min)

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 4: Indoctrination and Propaganda

 

Haffner, Germany, ch. 3: The Nazis

Haffner, Germany, ch. 4: The Loyal Population

 

Welch, David. 2004. ‘Nazi Propaganda and the Volksgemeinschaft: Constructing a People’s Community.’ Journal of Contemporary History 39.2: 213-238.

Joseph Goebbels

1897-1945

     Robert Ley (1890-1945)             Max Amann (1891-1957)       Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974)

 

 

 

 


 

 

Nazi Plan for Munich

Speer with Hitler

 

 

Wed 10/30

4. The Beautiful State

 

Joe, lexi, elaine

 

Richard Wagner 1813-1883

 

Source Material:

Wagner, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (1933)

Bayreuth and Max Lorenz (1930s) or here full

Bayreuth (1943)

Berlin (1936, 1.44min)

 

Nuremberg Party Rallies

 

The Triumph of the Will (1935, 144 min)

Closing speech (1935, 9.00min)

Leni Riefenstahl 1902-2003 Albert Speer 1905-1981

 

Degenerate Art Show, 1937

Great German Art Exhib 1937

The ‘Degenerate’ Art Show (1937) and 4 Nov 2013

Nazi architecture

For amusement (4:00min)

 

Read:

The Degenerate Art Show Brochure (1937)

Get ‘DegenerateArt_49-79%2C356-390.pdf’ from WISE

Also get ‘Barron1’ from WISE

Werckmeister, O. K. 1997. ‘Hitler the Artist.’ Critical Inquiry 23.2: 270-97.

Basu, Sammy. 2012. ‘’He Laughs Loudly,’ Hitler, Nazism, and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg,’ in History 1933-1948: What We Choose to Remember. Pp. 357-86.

 

 

 

Mon 11/4

5. The Happy State

 

Jason, Isabel, audrey

 

 

Source Material:

BBC: Economic policies and benefits

Nazi economic success (1936)

German house (1937)

The volkswagen (1938)

Family Magazine (1939)

A Beautiful World (2.20min)

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 7: The Nazi Economy

 

Imhoof, David. 2009. ‘The Game of Political Change: Sports in Göttingen during the Weimar and Nazi Eras.’ German History 27.1: 374-94.

 

König, Wolfgang. 2004. ‘Adolf Hitler vs. Henry Ford: The Volkswagen, the Role of America as a Model, and the Failure of a Nazi Consumer Society.’ German Studies Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 249-268.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed 11/6

6. The Pure State (Greater Germany and then Europe)

 

Maddie, matt

 

Source Material:

BBC: Women in the Nazi State and Persecution

Nazi antisemitic propaganda (1933-1945), The Nazi Anatomists

The Nazis (1997). Episode 4: The Wild East (3:40-11:45, 35:00-47:20)

The Nazi Woman (1.20)

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 8: Outside the Volksgemeinschaft

 

Goebbels, Joseph. 1934 ‘German Women

Erna Günther. 1934. ‘We women in the Struggle for Germany’s Renewal.’

Wagner, Gerhard. 1936. ‘Race and Population Policy

H. Rodenfels. 1939. ‘Women who may not be allowed to become Mothers.’

 

Rupp, Leila J. 1977. ‘Mother of the "Volk": The Image of Women in Nazi Ideology.’ Signs 3.2:362-379.

 

 

 

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:sbasu:Dropbox:p315ExNzpics:CCamp.jpg

 

 

Mon 11/11

7. The Antisemitic State and the Holocaust

 

Lauren, Courtney, paige

 

 

 

‘Die herrlichsten Grüße von der Austellung sendet Euch Lenni’ [Sending you magnificent greetings from the exhibition Lenni]

Leading Figures of the System’ (1936)

Museum Exhibit: The Eternal Jew (1937) and Book: The Eternal Jew (1937) also

The Evian Conference (1938, July)

Kristallnacht (1938, Nov 9)

Film: Der Ewige Jude (1940, The Eternal Jew) (65 min), Stills: Der Ewige Jude

Holocaust education: site and in general

The Nazis (1997). Episode 5: The Road to Treblinka (48min)

Anne Frank Timeline (1945)

Also Camp System and Example

 

Read:

Kurt Hilmar Eitzen, “Ten Responses to Jewish Lackeys [Zehn Knüppel wider die Judenknechte]” Unser Wille und Weg (6) 1936, pp. 309-310

Hornshoj-Moller, Stig on Der Ewige Jude

Nazi Review of Der Ewige Jude

 

Herf, Jeffrey. 2005. ‘The “Jewish War”: Goebbels and the Antisemitic Campaigns of the Nazi.Holocaust Genocide Studies 19.1: 51-80.

 

Steiner, John M. 2000. ‘The role margin as the site for moral and social intelligence” The case of Germany and National Socialism.’ Crime, Law & Social Change, 34:61-75.

 

 

 

Wed 11/13

NO CLASS – Work on termpaper

 

1938

 

 

Mon 11/18

8. The War (to the Death) State

 

Jullian, will, soren

 

Source Material:

BBC: Hitler’s aims and actions

BBC: Who was to blame

Nazi war propaganda (1939-1945).

Nazi war art (1940-1944)

The Nazis (1997). Episode 6: Fighting to the End (48min)

Here is Germany (7.52 min)

 

Read:

Lee, Nazi, ch. 9: Foreign Policy

Lee, Nazi, ch. 10: Germany at War

 

Schuman, Frederick L. 1934. The Third Reich's Road to War. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 175, The Shadow of War (Sep., 1934), pp. 33-43.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 urope in April 1944

 

 

 

Wed 11/20 

Discussion

 

Lindenfeld, David F. 1997. ‘The Prevalence of Irrational Thinking in the Third Reich: Notes toward the Reconstruction of Modern Value Rationality.’ Central European History 30.3: 365-385.

 

Page, James S. 2008. Deconstructing the Enduring Appeal of the Third Reich. Journal of Intercultural Studies 29.2: 189-196.

 

 

 

Epistemology

 

 

 Using Information Technology

 

Google docs

Powtoon

Prezi

Voicethread

Wix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Presentations

 

11/25,

No Class – ongoing meetings with professor on paper

 

 

11/27,

 

1. Soren

Kant and Nazism: The categorical betrayal of humanity

 

 

2. Lexi

Rejection Generates Love: The youth movement in Weimar Germany

 

 

3. Will

 

Democracy and the military: is a strong military an asset or a hindrance?

 

 

4. Jullian

Colonial Conquering: The Nazi invasion of Eastern Europe

 

 

5. Paige

Blood or Soil? Exploring the motivations behind the environmental policy in the Nazi Third Reich

 

 

12/2, Monday

 

1. Audrey

 

Youth in the Weimar Republic

2. Courtney

 

Nazi Body Language

3. Isabel

 

Why can’t we be friends? Nazi foreign policy towards Russia

4. Elaine

 

Hitler’s rhetorical efficacy

5. Jason

 

Was Nazism a Technologically Modern Movement?

 

 

12/4, Wednesday

 

1. Stephen

 

Cosmopolitanism and Democracy

2. Matt

 

Was Nazism Religious?

3. Joe

 

Appeasing Nazi Germany Leading up to WWII

4. Lauren

 

Hitler’s Split Image of America

5. Lucas

 

Christianity and Nazism: A Sinister Manipulation?

6. Maddie

 

How to get away with murder: women as monsters in the Third Reich

 

 

12/7 Saturday, 10-12, WLT 235

Final Exam Review

 

 

 

Mon 12/9 2-5pm

FINAL EXAM