Friday, August 17, 2007

Study Abroad Opportunity in Germany

Dr. Molly Johnson of the history department will take students to Germany in May 2008 as part of the course: GS 199/HY 399 "Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin: Legacies of the Third Reich." The course will explore three cities integral to the Nazi movement in Germany: Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin. Munich was the birthplace of Nazism and was celebrated by the Nazis as the “Capital of the Movement.” Nuremberg, site of the Nazi Party’s annual rallies, became synonymous with the “aestheticization of politics” as a strategy to attain the support of the masses, as exemplified in Leni Riefenstahl’s film “Triumph of the Will.” Once in power, Hitler and the Nazis transformed the national capital of Berlin, long known as a bastion of socialism, communism, and modernism, into their new base, from which they built a racial state and launched an ultimately unsuccessful quest for the domination of Europe. The course will begin with instruction at UAH during the spring semester and end with a two-week trip to Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin, Germany in May. If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Molly Johnson at or the Global Studies Program at