HIST-315: Modern Germany
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.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Bruster, Benjamin E.. "Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Anti-Semitism, Hopelessness, and the Rise of the Nazi Party" (2018). Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies.