Faculty of Arts


Nazi Germany and its Legacies

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for HISTORY 317.


An in-depth look into a period of history that has simultaneously fascinated and horrified generations of people around the world. Topics include: the origins of Nazism, Adolf Hitler and the rise of the NSDAP, life in Nazi Germany in peace and war, Hitler's foreign policy, the Second World War, the Holocaust and its myriad legacies in history and popular culture.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018


Coordinator(s) Dr Maartje Abbenhuis


There is a compulsory course book used for in-class work and exam preparation, which is available online once you are enrolled. 

While there is no requirement to buy a textbook for this course, the following two volumes are highly recommended. Many of the seminar readings will be from these volumes. They are available for purchase from UBS. There are also copies on short loan.

- Neil Gregor (ed.), Nazism, War and Genocide : New Perspectives on the History of the Third Reich. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2008

- Christian Leitz (ed.), The Third Reich : the essential readings. Oxford, Blackwell, 1999


Reading assignments (3 x 500 words, 30%)

Primary source analysis (2,000 words, 30%)

Essay (2,500 words, 40%)


HISTORY 317: 15.0 points


15 points at Stage II in History and 60 points passed



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