George L. Mosse

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Birthday
20, 1918
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Jan 22, 1999 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1918
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Jan 22, 1999 (80)

About

An influential, twentieth-century historian, he published treatises on Nazi Germany and European fascism, in general. He is best known for his 1961 work, The Culture of Western Europe: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

Before Fame

He began his career by writing about Tudor England. However, he soon changed his focus to modern European history and became the co-founder of The Journal of Contemporary History.

Trivia

He wrote about German Jewish culture both before and during Hitler's rise to power.

Family Life

He was born in Berlin, Germany to an affluent Jewish family that operated some of the city's top newspapers. Facing the Nazi rise to power, his family fled to America.

Associated With

He wrote extensively about the cultural change in Europe that resulted from Benito Mussolini's fascist leadership.