The Nazi Revolution, 1919-1934: The Night of the Long Knives

29 Jun 2017

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Mark Albertson wrapped up his four-part lecture series on the Nazi Revolution.

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 4: The Night of the Long Knives

Hitler assumes the chancellorship, January 30, 1933, but tensions run high. Our series concludes with The Reichstag Fire, the trial of Marinus Van Der Lubbe, the SA and the Liberal Wing of the Nazi Party, Black Guard of the Right and the bloody climax: Night of the Long Knives.

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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