Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, May 9
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne
Instructor: Marion Deshmukh
Coordinator: Luci Martel
This course is a discussion of explanations of the Third Reich and the Holocaust by historians and others. Over the past half century, there have been numerous descriptions and analyses of the momentous events under Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s, from biographical and psychological investigations to structural, economic, and cultural descriptions. The lecture will present some of the most well-known accounts, ranging from memoirs to secondary literature.
Marion Deshmukh, Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History emerita, taught German and European cultural history and German art history at George Mason University, including courses on 19th and 20th century Germany, 19th and 20th century German and Austrian art, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, metropolitan Europe, and western civilization. She served as chair of the history and art history department between 1984-1995 and 2006-2007.