The Nazi Revolution, 1919-1934: The Stab in the Back

08 Jun 2017

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Mark Albertson presented lecture one in his new series.

Most attempts to chronicle the Third Reich seem wedded to the period of 1933-1945. A broader perspective for understanding Hitler’s Germany is hardly possible unless one engages in the formative years of the Nazi Movement, 1919-1934. From the demise of Imperial Germany to the Night of the Long Knives, this course will chronicle the Nazi Revolution.

Week 1: The Stab in the Back

We begin our series with Armistice Day, followed by the descent of the German State into chaos. Our lecture continues with the aftermath of the Kiel Mutiny, “Bloody Week” in Berlin, the Diktat, Weimar Constitution, origins of the Nazi Party, and the Treaty of Rapallo, 1922.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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