UCSB Hist 133D
The Holocaust in German History

Prof. Marcuse
Oct. 2, 2001

Lecture 3: Explanations of the Power Structure of the Third Reich --
Intentionalism, Structuralism, Functionalism

Note: the topic of the lecture was changed from "Attaining and Retaining Political Control" because I wanted to have a theoretical framework within which I could recount and interpret the so-called Nazi seizure of power.

  1. Historians and Hitler’s role in the Holocaust
  1. Discussion of Massaquoi, Destined to Witness, pre-war years.
  1. The Nazi "Seizure" of Power [note: we spent so much time on the "dual pyramids" that I did not cover this]