From Weimar to Hitler

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  Mondays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  8-week course begins 9/14

The failure of democratic government in Germany during the Weimar Republic of 1919-1933 and the rise of the Nazi Party led to the destruction of the Republic in 1933-34 and its replacement by an authoritarian Third Reich. Why did Weimar’s democracy fail? What explains the rise of the Nazis? Does Weimar contain lessons for other democracies? We will address these questions as we study the political history and culture of Weimar. Required Books: Benjamin Carter Hett, The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic, ISBN 978-1785151538; Peter Gay, Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider, ISBN 978-0393322392.

Robert Bunselmeyer taught modern British and European history at four colleges and has taught at MSC eight times.

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