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In the aftermath of Germany’s defeat in World War I and the failed November Revolution of 1918–19, the conservative government of Bavaria identified Jews with left-wing radicalism. Munich became a hotbed of right-wing extremism, with synagogues under attack and Jews physically assaulted in the streets. It was here that Adolf Hitler established the Nazi movement and developed his antisemitic ideas. In this program, LBI International President and acclaimed historian Prof. Michael Brenner (American University/University of Munich) will discuss his new book, a gripping account of how Bavaria’s capital city became the testing ground for Nazism and the Final Solution.
Prof. Steven Aschheim will join in conversation with Prof. Brenner, and the discussion will be chaired by Dr. Irene Aue-Ben-David.