War in the Nazi Imagination

April 11, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Lecture at Georgetown University, Healy 104
Richard Evans (University of Cambridge)

co-sponsored by the BMW Center at Georgetown

This lecture explores the ways in which Hitler and the Nazis imagined a future war. It would be heroic and victorious, and all Germans would take part in it in one way or another. Warfare was the means by which they would survive and triumph in the Darwinian struggle of races for supremacy. The Nazi vision of war, expressed in visual and verbal imaginings, was a vision of war without limit and without end. It would demand sacrifice and dedication but without it the 'Aryan' race would perish.

Richard J. Evans is currently Douglas Southall Freeman Professor of History at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He is Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge and Provost of Gresham College in the City of London. His many books include The Third Reich at War and, most recently, The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914.

This lecture is supported by the Michael C. Olshausen Lecture Fund.