I will present the research that I am doing for Senior Seminar under Dr. Menning. The presentation will be an individual oral speech based on the paper I am writing on the Intentionalist/Structuralist views of Hitler’s January 30, 1939 speech to the Reichstag. I will go into a brief history of the Intentionalist/Structuralist argument, how each side of the debate relates to the speech. To make my argument, I will present the surrounding politics of the NSDAP in the 1939/1939, past speeches by Hitler, and the concepts of the “Hitler Myth.”
Curtis M. Johnston is a senior at Kent State Stark majoring in history with a minor in writing. His areas of interest in history are ancient Mediterranean civilization, American Civil War and World War II. After graduation, Curtis plans to expatriate to South America and work on his creative writings while studying in a low-residency Fiction-MFA program.