History 393NH: Nazi Germany is still enrolling for the spring 2017 semester. The course will examine how a nation that was a leader in science and the arts could give rise to extremist (utopian) politics on the Left (Communism) and the Right (Nazism). We will look at how the progressive democracy of the Weimar period gave way to one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships. The class will study everyday life in the Third Reich, stories of resistance, and the atrocities of the Second World War. The course is taught by Prof. Jon Berndt Olsen and meets Tuesdays from 2:30-5:00. This is a reading intensive course with a semester-long research project.