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Jochen Hellbeck: High School Teachers Institute

Friday, March 25, 2022, 09:30am - 02:00pm

March 25, 2022

“Bolshevik Russia: Ground Zero of Nazi Germany’s War of Annihilation”

Jochen Hellbeck, Distinguished Professor of History, Rutgers University

The seminar will examine the Second World War with a focus on developments at the Eastern Front. The last two decades have seen growing historical interest in Germany’s war against the Soviet Union and the German occupation regime in Eastern Europe. Much of this scholarship still remains disconnected from other strands of WW II historiography, though, most notably the history of the Holocaust. The seminar will attempt to illuminate and synthesize these disparate perspectives.