Worse Than Stalin


During  the Dublin Festival of History

Frank McDonough, Professor of International History in the History Department of the School of Humanities and Social Science at Liverpool John Moores University in conversation with UCD historian Dr. Jennifer Wellington about The Hitler Years: Triumph 1933-1939.

In the Printworks, Dublin Castle, Friday October 18 at 7pm. Free.

Bring your own milkshake

Via Professor Frank McDonough

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15 thoughts on “Worse Than Stalin

  1. postmanpat

    Our own Haughey was a Hitler supporter back in his UCD days. He was very disappointed on V-E day.

    1. dav

      not that I’m agin a bit of haughey bashing but you happen to have some sauce on that there snippit of info?

  2. Brother Barnabas

    speaking of fascists, curious incident at morrissey gig in portland when he stopped the show, called for the lights to be turned on and insisted on a fairly benign anti-far-right protester being forcibly kicked out of the venue


    1. Cormac Kinsella

      Aaaaaand Goodwin’s Law ends things here right now. We’ll be right back after this break.

    2. Rob_G

      Why anyone feels that they are entitled to have their personal political beliefs aired at any concert other than their own is beyond me…

      1. Brother Barnabas

        i think she was calling morrissey out on his (fairly obnoxious) political beliefs

        (For Britain and Britain First – both fascist organisations that morrissey openly supports)

  3. class wario

    is this meant to be some sort of ‘dig’ at the left, that they would view anybody discussing hitler in a historical context as a fascist?

  4. Zaccone

    The Dublin Festival of History has some great events on this month. It’d be great to see a few more of them mentioned here – I’d imagine lots of readers here would be of the demographic interested in them.

  5. Father Filth

    Some fascinating items on YouTube you would never know about unless someone told you it existed..

    People on Sunday, a film premiered in Berlin, February 1930.


    This looks so damn modern in terms of filming and content, good grief, Berlin was dynamic and so, seemingly, ahead of anywhere else. Sadly, the film makers had to leave Germany within a few years because the film caught umm.. unwelcome attention from authorities.. the city is in flux and there are paramilitary parades as people are filmed going about their business.

    Fascinating footage. We’re led to believe it all started with French cinema 30 years later, but there’s strands of that casual filming style here, pre WW2.


  6. alohub.pro

    In the second half of the twentieth century, Americans were taught to see both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union as the greatest of evils. Hitler was worse, because his regime propagated the unprecedented horror of the Holocaust, the attempt to eradicate an entire people on racial grounds. Yet Stalin was also worse, because his regime killed far, far more people—tens of millions, it was often claimed—in the endless wastes of the Gulag. For decades, and even today, this confidence about the difference between the two regimes—quality versus quantity—has set the ground rules for the politics of memory. Even historians of the Holocaust generally take for granted that Stalin killed more people than Hitler, thus placing themselves under greater pressure to stress the special character of the Holocaust, since this is what made the Nazi regime worse than the Stalinist one.

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