Senior Lecturer of History, Wayne State University

Sylvia Taschka grew up in Nuremberg, Germany, and now lives in Ann Arbor, MI. Before moving to the U.S., she worked as a research assistant for the Nazi Party Rally Grounds at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen (Germany), was the chairwoman of a local historical association in Nuremberg (Geschichte für alle [History for Everyone]), and taught history courses at the Evangelical Technical College of Nuremberg.

Taschka is the author of a book about Hans Heinrich Dieckhoff, the last German ambassador to the U.S. before World War II, which the American Historical Review called “a must for anyone interested in the history of Germany and German-American relations.”

Taschka’s teaching focuses on world and European history, the history of National Socialism, the history of the two world wars, and international relations. Her latest research interests include the history of terrorism and the environmental movement in Germany.

Experience

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    Senior Lecturer of History, Wayne State University