In this episode, we revisit a talk from Professor David Tompkins of Carleton College that was part of the “Transatlantic Chapters” series at the GAI last fall. The presentation, “Denazification and the Cold War – The United States and Germany after WWII” gives an excellent overview of the historical developments in Germany at a pivotal moment in history. Professor Tompkins covers the contexts of World War I and World War II and provides background on the U.S. occupations of Germany after both wars. He describes the process of denazification and examines the Cold War through a German prism. The talk can also be viewed on the GAI’s YouTube channel.
Special thanks to Professor Tompkins for sharing his expertise with us and our listeners. We also encourage our listeners to sign up for the GAI’s next virtual talk, “Learning from the Germans,” with author Susan Neiman on April 18. Register on the GAI website.
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