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Arc of Nazi plans for Berlin subject of lecture today

Second World War enthusiasts won't want to miss an important lecture today about the Nazi's plans to turn Berlin into what was supposed to be the imperial capital of the German racial empire.

Eli Rubin, a history professor at Western Michigan University, will deliver a lecture called The Arc of Destruction: War, Urban Space and Memory in Germany, 1937-1945. He'll talk about the Nazi's plans to rename Berlin Germania, how the war halted this grand architectural project and then how the war destroyed the entire city…the rise and fall of the arc of the story.

His lecture will be today at 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Room 109.