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Holocaust Education Ireland November pogrom Lecture

1923 was Hitler’s breakthrough year. From the end of 1922 up to the infamous Beerhall Putsch in Munich during the night of 8-9 November, the Nazi Party grew from around 8,000 to over 50,000 members. In Holocaust Education Ireland’s lecture to mark the November Pogrom, UCD historian Mark Jones examined the history of the year 1923 through the prism of antisemitic violence.

1923: Hitler’s Breakthrough Year

To mark the date of the November Pogrom, Dr. Mark Jones gave a lecture – ‘1923: Hitler’s Breakthrough Year’ – in association with Holocaust Education Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. The lecture took place on Tuesday 7 November in Trinity College Dublin.

1923 was Hitler’s breakthrough year. From the end of 1922 up to the infamous Beerhall Putsch in Munich during the night of 8-9 November, the Nazi Party grew from around 8,000 to over 50,000 members. In this lecture, UCD historian Mark Jones examined the history of the year 1923 through the prism of antisemitic violence.

In this talk you will learn about individual and collective acts of physical violence against Jews, the state-led deportation of Jews from Bavaria, and the role played by antisemitism in Hitler’s attempts to destroy German democracy a decade before he was appointed Chancellor of Germany in January 1933.

Mark Jones is Assistant Professor at University College Dublin. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Tübingen and the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and has held visiting fellowships at the Free University of Berlin and Bielefeld University. The author of 1923: The Forgotten Crisis in the Year of Hitler’s Coup, he is among the leading English-language historians of modern Germany and a recognized authority on the history of the Weimar Republic.

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Holocaust Education Ireland is the independent and non-profit organisation which aims to educate and inform about the Holocaust and its consequences. History Hub has recorded several Holocaust Education Ireland events, including lectures by Anna Hajkova and Roger Moorhouse. These lectures are available to podcast on our channels on Spotify, Apple and Soundcloud.

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