“Becoming Hitler: Lessons from the Making of a Demagogue” with Thomas Weber

Monday, October 21, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Thomas Weber is Professor of History and International Affairs and Director at the Centre for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.  Weber is a historian specializing in European and global political history, who has published books focused on European history, and specifically Nazi Germany and Hitler. 

His lunch seminar focused on his latest book titled, Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi, which was published by Basic Books in 2017, which explores Hitler’s experience in the critical period between the end of the First World War and the publication of the Versailles Treaty.


This talk is part of the History Working Group Seminar Series. A central piece of the History Working Group is the seminar series, which is hosted in partnership with the Hoover Library & Archives. The seminar series was launched in the fall of 2019, and thus far has included six talks from Hoover research fellows, visiting scholars, and Stanford faculty. The seminars provide outside experts with an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback on their work. While the lunch seminars have grown in reputation, they have been purposefully kept small in order to ensure that the discussion retains a good seminar atmosphere.