Richard Overy – “No Stab in the Back!” Race, Labour and the Nationalist Socialist Regime under the Bombs, 1940-45

  Event Date: 27 March 2014 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Richard Overy (Exeter) – “No Stab in the Back!” Race, Labour and the Nationalist Socialist Regime under the Bombs, 1940-45 It is often argued that the Hitler regime was …

Geoff Eley – Empire by Land or Sea? Germany’s Imperial Imaginary, 1870-1945

13 May 2010 – This talk seeks to take stock of the current upsurge of interest in German colonialism in order to revisit the much older debates of the 1960s and 1970s prompted by the Fischer Controversy and the work of Hans-Ulrich Wehler concerning social imperialism, the sources of German authoritarianism, and the continuities in German expansionism between Bismarck and Hitler.

Helmut Walser Smith: The Continuities of German History

21 July 2009 – Helmut Walser Smith’s most recent book has triggered a heated debate among German historians which is still in full swing today. About twenty years after the heyday of the Sonderweg debate, Walser Smith again argues for continuities of German history which finally resulted in the Holocaust. Taking up the special path interpretation and giving it a new outlook by integrating cultural and transnational approaches, he sheds new light on the ‘long nineteenth century’.