A History of World War II
Professor Stefan Ihrig
This course will offer an in-depth look at World War II and how it played out in Europe. It will combine military history with the political and social aspects of the war. The course seeks to offer a comprehensive picture of a conflict that claimed the lives of tens of millions of peoples. It will do so by analyzing different perceptions, levels, and layers of the conflict. The course will also touch upon questions of remembrance, justice, and portrayals in popular culture. Furthermore, by including footage and other sources from the time, it is hoped that this course will challenge existing trends that put this conflict into a very distant and removed past.