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A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg

JUNE 4, 2016

Professor Weinberg will examine the personal relationship of Adolf Hitler to the Holocaust at a time when much of the current literature on the subject either ignores his role entirely or barely alludes to it. We will look at some of the evidence on his early views about Jews including the public advocacy of extermination by 1920. After a review of Hitler’s moves against Jews as chancellor in peacetime, we will examine the turn to systematic killing which he mentioned in 1939 and inaugurated in practice in 1941. Finally we will consider how the adherence to the basic policy, and the growing vested interest of those implementing the policy, led to Hitler’s insistence on Germany continuing such a policy after his suicide.

TOPICSGerhard Weinberg

Hitler’s Early Views

Hitler as Chancellor 1933-1939

The Initiation and Early Stages of the Holocaust

To the Bitter End


Gerhard L. Weinberg is the William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus. He is the world’s leading scholar of World War II, author of the award-winning global history of the conflict, A World at Arms, and Hitler’s Foreign Policy 1933-1939: The Road to World War II.

Time & Cost

9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016. The tuition is $125 ($110 by May 25). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by May 25). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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