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The German Invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II

September 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg

In collaboration with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

World War II was the most destructive conflict in world history, and the war in the Soviet Union was its most deadly theater. Join eminent historian Gerhard Weinberg as he reviews the events preceding and during Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. We’ll learn about ideas and prejudices of the two dictators, Hitler and Stalin, and discuss the inevitability of war between these two totalitarian regimes. Delivered with wit and peerless depth of knowledge, Dr. Weinberg’s lectures are legendary Carolina Public Humanities’ offerings. Come see why for yourself!


  • Hitler and the Soviet Union
  • Stalin and Germany
  • Battles Between Germany and the Soviet Union


Gerhard L. Weinberg is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus. He is an internationally known expert on all aspects of World War II and author of numerous books, including the comprehensive, award-winning masterwork A World at Arms: A Global
History of World War II.


9:30 am-3:00 pm, Saturday, September 25. The tuition is $125 to attend in person or $75 for virtual viewing. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni AssociationFor information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here. *Registration for this event closes on September 24 at 3pm*

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. 

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


September 25, 2021
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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