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Helmut Langerbein

Dr. Helmut Langerbein

Dr. Helmut Langerbein
Associate Professor/Chair



Helmut Langerbein served twelve years as an officer in the German Air Force, including a position with NATO in Greece before coming to the United States in 1991. He studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara; California State University Northridge; and University of California, Santa Cruz, and received his Ph.D. in 2000. His special interests are in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, genocide studies, and the social history of modern Europe.

Langerbein came to UTB in January 2004. He has been the chair of the History Department since July 2007 and teaches classes in United States, European, and world history. His publications include Hitler's Death Squads: The Logic of Mass Murder and several articles on 20th century European history.

To relax from his professional activities at UTB, Langerbein enjoys playing beach volleyball on South Padre Island.


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., California State University, Northridge
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

CV/VITAE: Langerbein Vitae

Classes Taught:

History 1301: United States to 1877.
History 1302: United States since 1877.
History 2321: World History to 1650.
History 2322: World History since 1650.
History 4360: Advanced Topics in European/World History.
History 4369: 19th Century Europe.
History 4371: History of the Islamic World.
History 4372: History of Russia.
History 4379: Modern Europe: 1914-Present.
History 4392: World History Senior Seminar.
History 6330: Topics in World History Since 1650: The Holocaust.
History 6330: Topics in World History since 1650: Readings in Modern European/World History.
History 6333: Topics in World History since 1650: Nazi Germany.
History 6334: Modern Europe.

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
European and World History

Previous Experience:

Adjunct Instructor, Hartnell College, Salinas.
Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Resource Specialist, Seaside and Watsonville High Schools, California.
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz.
German Air Force.

Office Hours - spring 2012

Monday - Wednesday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Office: MRCS 303
Phone: (956) 882-7095
Fax: (956) 882-8260

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