Tryon Palace’s Final WWI Lecture will Explore Germany’s Defeat

WWI lecture series concludes at N.C. History Center August 22

Issues surrounding the fall of the Central Powers at the conclusion of World War I will be the subject of “The German Defeat,” a free lecture held Saturday, August 22, from 2-3 p.m. Held at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center, this will be the final WWI lecture of its summer lecture series.

Join University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Professor Konrad H. Jarausch as he discusses how Germany became an enemy of the United States, why German leaders gambled the entire war on a decisive victory in the Ludendorff offensive and what led to the lack of willingness to fight that caused Germany to seek a bid for armistice.

In addition to being the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at UNC, Jarausch has written or edited more than 40 books on German and European history.

This free lecture is part of a WWI lecture series held throughout the summer in collaboration with the opening of “North Carolina in the Great War,” a free exhibit open through Sept. 13 at the North Carolina History Center.