COHFA | German History Panel

Title

The Roots of Imperialism: An Examination of the Trends of Empire and Genocide in Modern Germany from Bismarck to Greiser

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

History

Minor

English Literature

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

David Pizzo, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This project is an examination of correlations between imperial enterprises of the Second German Empire and the Nazi Reich through the lenses of global, imperial, and gender critiques. The three primary case studies are German Southwest Africa, the Ober Ost, and Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, particularly the General Government. This research draws heavily on certain themes and theories developed by leading historians of modern German and Eastern European history, including Timothy Snyder, Ben Kiernan, Shelley Baranowski, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, and Peter Fritzsche. By understanding the shared trends of empire and genocide, it is my aim to bring the actions of the National Socialists out of its prolonged ideological isolation and into a global context of implication.

Affiliations

Studies in German History

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The Roots of Imperialism: An Examination of the Trends of Empire and Genocide in Modern Germany from Bismarck to Greiser

This project is an examination of correlations between imperial enterprises of the Second German Empire and the Nazi Reich through the lenses of global, imperial, and gender critiques. The three primary case studies are German Southwest Africa, the Ober Ost, and Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, particularly the General Government. This research draws heavily on certain themes and theories developed by leading historians of modern German and Eastern European history, including Timothy Snyder, Ben Kiernan, Shelley Baranowski, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, and Peter Fritzsche. By understanding the shared trends of empire and genocide, it is my aim to bring the actions of the National Socialists out of its prolonged ideological isolation and into a global context of implication.