CHW 3M 2012: A look at life in Wartime Berlin

On Thursday, we will participate in a short video chat with Roger Moorhouse, a historian who can provide some incredible insight into life in wartime Berlin.  While World War II is outside the scope of our course, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to learn from such an expert in the field; in fact, we may be joined by a few students from other classes who are excited to hear what Mr. Moorhouse has to say.

Interestingly, Mr. Moorhouse’s work has recently been in the news. Let’s take a quick look at this clip:

In preparation for the chat, I think we should do the following:

  • A few students should look at Mr. Moorhouse’s article about Paul Ogorzow, Nazi Germany’s only serial killer
  • Some of you should examine some of the letters written by German citizens to Adolf Hitler
  • I’d like some of you to contrast life in pre-war Berlin and post-war Berlin

On a completely different note….check out this blog about the Catacombs of San Callisto. The blog entry refers to the Twelve Tables, Roman burial practices, and Saint Cecilia.


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