It’s kind of late in the game, but at least I’m here.
I’ll skip all the dramatic events from the past few months, and just say, I have two more months to finish edits to this dissertation.
I was forced to realize that my previous itteration of the dissertation did not have a clear historical argument (ie, it did not argue for or against anything that other historians wrote about).
Without going into detail, there is a new Chapter One. Basically completely rewritten. Here: http://nazitunnels.org/dissertation/chapter1/