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Klaus P. Fischer

Klaus P. Fischer, Ph.D. is a cultural historian of modern Europe with expertise in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Now retired, Dr. Fischer has 50 plus years of experience teaching philosophy, history, and comparative civilizations. He taught at the University of California - Santa Barbara; Fort Lewis College, Colorado; Chapman University, Vandenberg AFB; and was the Department Chair of Allan Hancock College of California. He also served as a college director at the VAB.

In addition to his career as a professor, Dr. Fischer is a published author and scholar. His published works include the books, "Nazi Germany: A New History;" "History and Prophecy: Oswald Spengler and the Decline of the West;" "The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust;" "America in White, Black, and Grey: The Stormy 1960s;" "Hitler in America;" "Germany in Turmoil, 1918-1923;" and "How was it possible? A Holocaust Reader.

Dr. Fischer is a member of numerous organizations including Phi Alpha Theta; the American Historical Association; the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations; and the H.L. Mencken Society.

Born December 12, 1942 in Munich, Germany, he immigrated to the United States in 1959 at the age of 17. He earned his B.A. in 1964 and his M.A. in 1966 from Arizona State University and went on to receive his Ph.D. in European History, Anglo-American History, and Philosophy of History from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972.

In his spare time, you can find Klaus traveling, reading and writing.