Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War


Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber will be exploring what effect the First World War had in the politicization and radicalization of Adolf Hitler. He will present a Hitler very different from the one portrayed in his own self-mythologysing account as well as in Hitler biographies to date. He will also demonstrate why the myth that Hitler created about his war years was so very important in the rise of the Nazis and why it was vigorously policed.

About Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber teaches European and international history at the University of Aberdeen. He also is director-designate of Aberdeen's Centre in Global Uncertainties. Since earning his doctorate from the University of Oxford, he has held fellowships or has taught at Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and the University of Glasgow. His first book, 'Lodz Ghetto Album', won a 2004 Golden Light Award and a 2005 Infinity Award. His second book, 'Our Friend "The Enemy" ' is the recipient of the 2008 Duc d'Arenberg History Prize for the best book of a general nature, intended for a wide public, on the history and culture of the European continent.'

This Event is Co-Sponsored by

The Department of History
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
The Mandel Humanities Center