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The University of Southampton

Alumni Lecture 2014 Event

Edgar Feuchtwanger
6 February 2014
Lecture Theatre A Avenue Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

This inaugural Humanities Alumni Lecture will be given by Dr Edgar Feuchtwanger, alumnus and former member of staff in History.

'The Bloke who lived opposite Hitler'

"When I started teaching in the History department in the 1950s my subject was English political history of the 19th century. I also worked on research for a PhD thesis, which was published in 1968 by the Clarendon Press, on the recommendation of Robert Blake, the author of the first modern biography of Disraeli.

My thesis dealt with the organizations developed by the political parties to mobilize the mass electorate enfranchised by the reform bill of 1867. Ten years on in my career, by the 1960s, many seminal works on World War II had been published. Students wanted to know about the European dictators, especially Hitler. As the most obvious member of staff to talk about this I acquired the name that forms the title of this lecture."

Dr Edgar Feuchtwanger, graduated with a PhD in History in 1958 and came to teach history at Southampton in 1959. He has a fascinating story as well as being an established academic in his field; he grew up as ‘Hitler's Jewish Neighbour' and has featured in numerous documentaries, newspapers, History Today, BBC radio and a book is being published April 2014 about his story.

This lecture will be chaired by Professor Neil Gregor.

Everyone is welcome, there will be refreshments served at 6pm and a drinks reception will be held following the lecture.

To attend what promises to be a very interesting and popular lecture please email Tracy asap to register your attendance and reserve a place.  The deadline for registering is 29 January 2014.

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