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Ian Kershaw


Sir Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield and one of the world’s leading authorities on Hitler. He was the historical adviser to the highly successful BBC series “The Nazis: A Warning from History”.

He is the author of ‘The Hitler Myth’: Image and Reality in the Third Reich, Popular Opinion and Political Dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933-45, The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation, Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941, and The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945. He is editor of Weimar: Why Did German Democracy Fail? and Hitler: A Profile in Power; and co-editor, with Moshe Lewin, of Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison.

He was knighted in 2002.

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