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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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May 2013 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: May 21, 2013
  • Hitler's Consolidation Of Power
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  • How did Hitler manage to consolidate his rule over Germany? This podcast explains the process by which Hitler came to control the country in the period January 1933-August 1934
  • Pub Date: May 18, 2013
  • Theodor Herzl
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  • Theodor Herzl is credited with being the father of Zionism and the intellectual force behind the founding of the state of Israel, even though he died nearly half a century earlier. How did Herzl's ideas emerge and evolve in the mid to late 19th Century and how was he influenced by the growing climate of intolerance across Europe in the last quarter of the century?
  • Pub Date: May 07, 2013
  • Germans and the Holocaust
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  • What did ordinary German people know or think about the genocide of the Jewish people? This podcast encourages students of Nazi Germany to move away from simplistic views of German Moralities.
  • Pub Date: May 07, 2013
  • De-Nazification
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  • How did Germany deal with the legacy of the Holocaust and Nazism? How did West and East German governments address the memory of crimes committed during the war?