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WWII: What you Didn't Learn in School

Dive deeper than the battles of WWII and explore new facets of a global conflict that shaped our world. This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of World War II's causes, reach, and impact beyond the battlefield.

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Next Session Jan. 22, 2025 – Feb. 26, 2025
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire — Barron County campus
1800 College Dr
Rice Lake, WI 54868

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This class meets Wednesday evenings

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Explore the Overlooked Aspects of WWII

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the far-reaching consequences of WWII and the stories that are often overlooked in textbooks.

In this program you will:

  • Analyze how wartime production, morale, and racial tensions played out in various countries.
  • Explore the often-overlooked Eastern Front, including the war in China and the attempted coup in Japan.
  • Gain insights into Hitler's ambitions through analysis of his evening discussions and his plans for a Nazi-dominated world order.
  • Examine the psychological profiles of captured German leaders to understand the human toll of war.
  • Uncover the stories of the war's displaced people, including Jews, civilians, prisoners of war, widows, and orphans.

Who should attend

This class is designed for anyone with a desire to learn more about World War II.


  • Paul Chase headshot

    Dr. Paul Chase is a retired lecturer in European and German history and former Dean and Campus Executive Officer at UW-Barron County. Dr. Chase studied European History at Stony Brook University (NY) and Heidelberg and Berlin (Germany). He has traveled throughout Europe with frequent visits to Germany over the past 50 years.

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This course will be presented in a hybrid format. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the class in person at the UW-Eau Claire Barron County Campus or online via Zoom.


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