Apr 07, 2021 5:20 PM

Rise of the Nazi Party, propaganda topic of next 'Evenings at Ease'

Posted Apr 07, 2021 5:20 PM

ABILENE — The next program in the Eisenhower Presidential Library "Evenings at Ease" series is April 13 at 7 p.m. featuring guest speaker Dr. Shelly Cline. 

Perhaps the biggest misconception of Nazi Germany is that the Nazi party came to power in a landslide victory and overwhelming wave of public support.

This talk will look at the conditions of Germany in the 1920s and 1930s that made Nazism possible. It will also explore many examples of propaganda used by the Nazis to gain the support of the people for their new vision of Germany.

Cline is the historian and director of education at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in Overland Park, Kan. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

Her research focuses on the SS Aufseherinnen (female guards in Nazi concentration camps) in the concentration camp system and the gendered perpetration of the Holocaust. Her research has been supported by grants from the University of Kansas (KU) and Universität Hamburg.

Cline has been an instructor in the KU Humanities Program and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. She also served on the faculties of the Kansas City Art Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City.

Phone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN: ‪‪‪‪225 170 016 5641#)
Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.

The 2021 Evenings at Ease series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Foundation.