Germany in the 20th Century

History 167C

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
vonHodenberg
Location: 
20 Wheeler
Day & Time: 
TuTh 3:30-5
CCN: 
39397
Units: 
Units

The story of Germany in the twentieth century is a dramatic one, comprising two world wars, genocide, Allied occupation, a division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, and most recently an unexpected unification. This course aims at a systematic account of German history in the 20th century, surveying the political, social, cultural and economic developments. We will pay special attention to World War I and its aftermath; the National Socialist regime and the Holocaust; the Westernization of the German Federal Republic and the Sovietization of East Germany; the unfinished process of unification; and Germany's role in the European Union. Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Grades will be based on a midterm, a final, and a paper.

Notes: 

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