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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 244 - Ivan and Fritz Go to War: World War II on the Eastern Front

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course examines the war between Nazi Germany and the Stalinist U.S.S.R. along World War II’s Eastern Front. Although it will include an overview of the war’s main military events, it will focus on the conflict’s social and political significance. Major themes will include the experiences of the troops, the political working of each wartime regime, the reasons for the unusually high level of brutality, the war’s relationship to the Holocaust, and the Soviet myth of the war.

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: Cohn