974 Winter 2020 Berlin: City on the Edge
Wednesday, 11:50–1:15, Feb. 19
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Timothy Mulligan
This class will review the turbulent recent history of the German capital. After a general summary of Berlin's history and development, the class will examine the alternating patterns of rapid urban growth, war, and internal violence from World War I through the Cold War. The city's political relationship to the electoral rise of National Socialism, 1924-1932, will receive particular attention, as will the population losses suffered during World War II. The class will conclude with contem-porary photographic images of historical traces still evident in the capital today.
Dr. Timothy Mulligan received his PhD in diplomatic history from the University of Maryland in 1985. He worked as a reference archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration for over 34 years, specializing in captured German and related records. He is the author of three books.