A Perfidious Distortion of History
with Jürgen Tampke
Nearly on hundred years to the day since the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty, author and historian Jürgen Tampke will speak on his new book, A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the success of the Nazis. This fascinating new work calls into dispute the traditional version of the role of the Versailles Peace Treaty in the rise of Nazism and the unleashing of World War II.
Jürgen Tampke was born 1944 in Brandenburg, Germany, and migrated to Australia in 1964. He graduated with first-class honours from Macquarie University in 1971 and with a PhD from the Australian National University in 1975. Jürgen occupied the position of associate professor at the School of History, University of New South Wales, before his retirement. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Weimar and Nazi Germany and Czech–German Relations and the Politics of Eastern Europe.