4-part series with historian Mark Alberston.
Span the abundance of articles and books, as well as the legion of lectures and television documentaries, and you will find that most attempts to chronicle the Third Reich seem wedded to the period of 1933-1945. Most assuredly, the twelve year existence of the Thousand Year Reich is one of the most fascinating in history. But 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. Covered will be the Versailles Treaty or as it was known in Germany, the Diktat; the January 1919 Spartakus rising in Berlin, led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg; General Hans von Seeckt and the roots of Blitzkrieg; the Freikorps; the inimitable Ernst Rohm and the S.A.; the 1923 Munich Putsch; Mein Kampf; origins and organization of the Nazi Party; Adolf Hitler; the Night of the Long Knives.
Mark Albertson is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. Mark is a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. He has authored several books.
Mark is an avid speaker on a variety of issues on history and appears in a variety of venues. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford, Connecticut for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.