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Month: October 2021

Durham History Department 'Research Celebration'

On 20 October 2021, Helen presented a brief overview of her recently-published second monograph, The Third Reich’s Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas (OUP, 2021) to members of the History Department at Durham University.Read more...

Appointment as Secretary of the German History Society

Helen has recently been appointed to the position of Secretary of the German History Society, with responsibilities for communication, administration, and conference organisation.Read more...

The Third Reich's Elite Schools

Presented at the History Department Research Seminar, Durham University, 20 October 2021.Read more...

The Third ReichThe Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the NapolasBuy this item

Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2021.
Drawing on material from eighty archives in six different countries worldwide, as well as eyewitness testimonies from over 100 former pupils, this book presents the first comprehensive history of the Third Reich's most prominent elite schools, the National Political Education Institutes (Napolas / NPEA). The Napolas provided an all-encompassing National Socialist 'total education', featuring ideological indoctrination, premilitary training, and a packed programme of extracurricular activities. Read more...