Full course description
*Enrollment for this course ends June 21, 2021.
What you'll learn:
During World War II, men, women, and sometimes children across the European continent resisted the rule of the Nazi dictatorship and its satellite regimes and movements. What “resisting” meant differed widely and dramatically in significance and risk, depending on time and place. This course examines the history of resistance thought and action during the Second World War. Through the use of artifacts, oral histories, documents, lectures, interviews, and historiography, we will look at how and why people in all areas of Europe made the decision to get involved in direct opposition to Nazism.
What you'll do:
While no reading is required, course participants will also receive exclusive access to a curated list of relevant books and articles as well as an online discussion board where they can interact with instructors and fellow enrollees.
Who this course is designed for:
Life-long learners, K-12 teachers looking to better understand World War II.
What you'll receive:
A certificate of completion.
For alternative payment methods, please reach out to our learner support team at 1-844-353-7856.
Meet the Instructors
Jason Dawsey, PhD
Jason Dawsey, PhD, is a Research Historian at The Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, where he researches the service records of WWII veterans and writes their biographies for family members. A native of Columbia, Mississippi, he received his PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago and has taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Yan Man, PhD
Yan Mann, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine, studied history at St. Johns University, where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree. He spent a year in Moscow, Russia doing research on a Fulbright grant and received his doctorate at Arizona State University. His research revolves around the relationship between individual and collective memory of the Great Patriotic War, the Stalin cult, censorship, propaganda, and the production of the war’s first official history during Khrushchev’s thaw. He specialized in the Second World War and the Soviet Union.
Robert Citino, PhD
Robert is The National WWII Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian. He is an award-winning military historian and scholar who has published 10 books, including The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943; Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942; and The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich as well as numerous articles covering World War II and 20th-century military history. He speaks widely and contributes regularly to general readership magazines such as World War II.
Dr. Citino enjoys close ties with the US military establishment, and taught one year at the US Military Academy at West Point and two years at the US Army War College. He also was Professor of History at North Texas University, Lake Erie College, and Eastern Michigan University. He has won numerous teaching awards and was voted the #1 professor in the United States on ratemyprofessors.com in 2007.
Kimberly Guise - Assistant Director for Curatorial Services
Kimberly Guise holds a BA in German and Judaic Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She studied at the Universität Freiburg in Germany and holds a masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Louisiana State University. Kim is fluent in German, reads Yiddish, and specializes in the American prisoner-of-war experience in World War II. As a Curator with The National WWII Museum since 2008, she has facilitated the acquisition of thousands of artifacts and has curated several exhibitions including Guests of the Third Reich: American POWs in Europe.