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Mark Roseman

Pat M Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies
Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies and History
Adjunct Professor of Germanic Studies

I am a historian of modern Europe, with particular interests in the History of the Holocaust and in modern German history. My publications have covered a wide range of topics in German, European and Jewish history, including life-reform and protest in 1920s and 1930s Germany; Holocaust survival and memory; Nazi policy and perpetrators; the social impact of total war; post-1945 German and European reconstruction; generation conflict and youth rebellion; Jewish and other minorities in modern German history. I also have an interest in comparative history and in particular in German-Japanese comparisons. My current research projects include a critical synthesis of recent work on Nazi perpetrators, and a project looking at a life-reform and resistance group in Germany 1920-2000.


  • B.A. (Hons) at Christ’s College, Cambridge University, 1979
  • M.A. at Cambridge University, 1981
  • Ph.D. at Warwick University, 1987

Selected Awards

  • Geschwister Scholl Prize (2003)
  • Lucas Prize Project Mark Lynton prize (2002)
  • Jewish Quarterly’s Wingate Literary Prize (2001)
  • Fraenkel prize (2000)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (1998)

Research Interests

  • History of the Holocaust
  • 20th-Century German history
  • European post-1945 reconstruction
  • Comparative history, including German-Japanese comparisons

Courses Recently Taught

  • History of the Holocaust
  • Antisemitism since the enlightenment
  • Perpetrators of the Holocaust
  • The rise and fall of racial empire in Germany and Japan 1870-1950
  • Nazism and German Society
  • War and Violence in 20th Century Europe
  • Life after Death. Rebuilding German Society after 1945

Publication Hightlights


The villa, the lake, the meeting. The Wannsee Conference and the ’final solution’, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2002

The past in hiding, Harmondsworth: Allen Lane, the Penguin Press 2000.

Recasting the Ruhr 1945-1957. Manpower, economic recovery and labour relations, Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1992.

(with Carl Levy) Three postwar eras in comparison. Western Europe 1918-1945-1989, London, New York: Palgrave, 2002.

Generations in conflict. Youth rebellion and generation formation in modern Germany 1770-1968, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995

German History from the Margins, Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2006 (with Neil Gregor and Nils Roemer)

Conflict, Catastrophe and Continuity. Essays on Modern German History, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007 (with Frank Biess and Hanna Schissler)