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GM 4042

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Level 4 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 3042 (National Socialism B) or with HI 3049 / HI 3549. This course will be available in 2012/13 and in alternative sessions thereafter. Tutorials are conducted in the German language.

The course will deal with the rise to power of the NSDAP as well as the various ingredients (intellectual, historical, economic) which go to make up the National Socialist Weltanschauung. The course will include the study of relevant documents in the original language. Adolf Hitler will be examined as the central figure of the epoch together with other major figures (Goebbels, G'ring, etc.) associated with the Party. Major areas such as anti-Semitism, resistance, concentration camps and the Holocaust will also be considered.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment: one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).