Ian Kershaw





Ian Kershaw

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in Oldham, Lancashire, England, The United Kingdom
April 29, 1943

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Professor Sir Ian Kershaw is a British historian, noted for his biographies of Adolf Hitler.
Ian Kershaw studied at Liverpool (BA) and Oxford (D. Phil). He was a lecturer first in medieval, then in modern, history at the University of Manchester. In 1983-4 he was Visiting Professor of Modern History at the Ruhr University in Bochum, West Germany. From 1987 to 1989 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, and since 1989 has been Professor of Modern History at Sheffield. He is a fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Historical Society, of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn. He retired from academic life in the autumn semester of 2008.



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“I should like to think that had I been around at the time I would have been a convinced anti-Nazi engaged in the underground resistance fight. However, I know really that I would have been as confused and felt as helpless as most of the people I am writing about”
Ian Kershaw, Popular Opinion & Political Dissent in the Third Reich: Bavaria 1933-45

“Following a meeting with Hitler, Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber, a man who had 'courageously criticized the Nazi attacks on the Catholic Church' - went away convinced that Hitler was deeply religious.”
Ian Kershaw, Hitler

“In each case the individuals made history-although,to adapt the thought of Karl Marx,not under circumstances of their choosing”
Ian Kershaw, Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941



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