HIST-315: Modern Germany

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2018


European History | Jewish Studies

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This paper explores the rise the Nazi Party (NSDAP) as a function of compounded poverty, unemployment, economic stagnation, and long-tenured anti-Semitism. In doing so, I aim to understand the Nazis and their supporters not as demons, but as products of their unique historical situation. This perspective offers a greater understanding of Nazism's rise, and it also offers helpful means of thinking about possible fascist regimes in the future.


2nd Place Winner, 2018



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