MAN OF THE YEAR

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Klaus P. Fischer

Narrative: 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.

Title: Professor
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: College
Major Product/Service: Higher education
Expertise: Dr. Fischer is retired after 50 plus years of experience. He is a published author, scholar, and professor.
Geographic Area of Distribution: California
Affiliations: Phi Alpha Theta; American Historical Association; International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations; H.L. Mencken Society
University/Degree: B.A., 1964; M.A., 1966, Arizona State University; Ph.D., European History, Anglo-American History, Philosophy of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972
Born: December 12, 1942, Munich, Germany
Hobbies/Sports: Travel, reading, writing, listening to music
Spouse: Sarah Ann Birkenhead
Married: December 12, 1981
Children: Ryan, Alex, Karl
Work History: Dr. Fischer taught diverse courses including German history, General European history, English history, Nazi Germany, American history, critical thinking, philosophy of history, world religions, and comparative civilizations. He taught at the University of California - Santa Barbara; Fort Lewis College, Colorado; Chapman University, Vandenberg AFB; and taught and served as the Department Chair of Allan Hancock College of California. He also served as a college director at the VAB. Dr. Fischer was the director of Chapman University at Vandenberg Air Force Base from 1978 through 1990.
Published Works: 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," "How was it possible? A Holocaust Reader"; Numerous articles; Commencement Speaker, Federal Prison, Lompoc, California; Book reviews