A non-refundable programme fee, in addition to the tuition fee, is applicable. The programme fee, which includes the social programme, is to be paid within one week after registration at the latest, along with the tuition fee.
We welcome students from all disciplines who are interested in gaining insight into the operations and dynamics of Nazi rule in Germany and its attempt to annihilate the Jews and dominate the continent.
Please also visit the FUBiS *free* digital lecture series which offers a broad overview of the programme's academic course offerings: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/online/index.html including a free session of our instructor Dr Marcus Funck for the course "Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany" on the topic "National Socialist Rule and the German People: Seduction and Approval": http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/online/recordings/2020/index.html
About this course
The "thousand-year Reich" that Hitler promised when he became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 lasted but 12 years. During this time, Hitler and his Nazi Party attempted to dominate Europe, terrorised vast numbers of Germans, launched a devastating war and orchestrated the murder of more than five million Jews. In spite of the terror and vast destruction, Hitler and the Nazi Party gained the active support and involvement of most Germans. How was this possible? What roles did seduction and terror play?
This class focuses on Hitler's Germany, and it begins with the 19th century background. Central to this session will be a discussion of the broad political currents, the agitators and petty demagogues who fuelled the dissatisfaction and spread it widely. We will also examine the popular literature that Hitler and many of his supporters read and absorbed.