UCSB Hist 133C Prof. Marcuse
German History since 1945 Jan. 20, 2000

Lecture 4: What was Nazism? Views from Before and After

  1. Q1
    1. What was Hanna's secret? same as: Why did Hanna sign up with the SS for guard duty?
    2. What feeling came to pervade Michael and the people involved in the trial on a daily basis?
  2. Schlink discussion (see also comments at amazon.com, and Apr. 1999 on www.h-net.msu.edu/~german/)
  3. Ursula Duba (born in Cologne, Germany in 1939; "discovered" Nazism in 1958)
  4. What was Nazism?
  5. The "Three Founding Myths" of post-1945 West Germany (see Reader no. 3)