Why are we obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory: Sir Richard Evans and Sir Ian Kershaw in conversation with Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann

Sir Richard J. Evans, Wolfson College, Cambridge and Gresham College, London and Sir Ian Kershaw, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield, in conversation with Professor Nikolaus Wachsman, Birkbeck, University of London
12 May 2015

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Institute of Historical Research.

The legacy of Nazi Germany still has a strong hold on us – in daily news stories, in bookshops and cinemas, on television and on the Internet. But how has our thinking about the Third Reich changed over the decades? In a rare public event, two of the world’s leading historians of modern Germany reflect on the ways in which our understanding of Nazi Germany has been transformed and continues to evolve.

The discussion will be followed by a reception to mark the recent publication of Richard Evans’ The Third Reich in History and Memory and Nikolaus Wachsmann’s KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps.

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