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Title: HIST 105-02 and 05, Topics in history: Why Hitler?, Spring 2008
Authors: Hatfield, Douglas W.
Keywords: History, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2008 Spring
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: For each student to develop and write an original essay of historical interpretation that deals with the main issues of the question "Why Hitler?" (1) How and why was Hitler appointed to the office of Chancellor on 30 January 1933? (2) What were the subsequent moves made by Hitler to convert his position into a dictatorship, and why was this dictatorship accepted, even embraced, by the German nation? (3) Why did Hitler use his dictatorial power for the purposes of expansion, domination, and extermination, and what were the consequences for his followers, for his victims, and for the world at large? In all of this, we will be looking at ways that historians assess responsibility for the Second World War and the Holocaust.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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