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School of History

HST6763 - Inside Hitler's Germany: Power, Persecution, and Resistance

Module code: HST6763

Credits: 60
Semester: YEAR

Module Convenor: Dr Joseph Cronin

How much do you know about Hitler's Germany? Although it is one of the most studied topics in modern history, the Nazi regime is frequently misunderstood. This Special Subject offers a comprehensive insight into the inner workings of the regime, its effects on German society, and the ways in which it has been remembered. Some of the questions we will tackle include: How and why did the Nazis come to power? How much did ordinary Germans support the regime? Who resisted? Which groups did the Nazis persecute, and why? We will also consider how the regime represented itself globally, and how Nazi ideology fits into broader histories of imperialism and colonialism. In studying this module, we will engage with an extensive historiography, and you will write assignments that make a strong and original contribution to the field. At the end, you can consider yourself an expert in one of history's most notorious regimes.

Assessment: literature Review 5%, Source Analysis 5%, Essay 25%, Take Home Exam 15%, Dissertation 50%
Level: 6

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