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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
Jewish Studies Director of Graduate 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 the comparative history of genocide. My current research projects include rethinking the meaning and role of race und Nazi rule, German Jewish experience of Nazi persecution, a history of resistance and rescue und Nazi rule, and a critical synthesis of recent work on Nazi perpetrators.


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

Selected Awards

  • 2017 Guest Professor at the University of Jena
  • 2016 Appointed by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (with Alexandra Garbarini) to lead the Silberman Seminar for University Faculty
  • 2010-11 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • 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
  • Modern European History
  • Modern German History
  • Comparative history of genocide

Courses Recently Taught

  • History of the Holocaust
  • History of Genocide
  • 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

Selected Publications

“The barbarians from our “Kulturkreis.” Nazi perpetrators in the eyes of German Jews. Search and Research, No.24 ed. International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 2016.

“‘No, Herr Führer!’ Jewish revenge after the Holocaust between fantasy and reality” in Laura Jokusch Andreas Kraft and Kim Wünschmann, eds. Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation. Justice and Emotions between Conflict and Emotion (Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2016), 69-90

“National Socialism and the limits of ‘modernity’” in Geoff Eley, Jennifer Jenkins and Tracy Matysik (eds.), German Modernities From Wilhelm to Weimar: A Contest of Futures (Bloomsbury 2016), 323-341

“The Holocaust in European history” in Nicholas Doumanis (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Modern Europe 1914-1945, (Oxford University Press, July 2016), 518-536

Documenting Life and Destruction. Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933-1946. Volume I. (1933-1938)), Lanham, Md: Alta Mira, 2010 (with Jürgen Matthäus)

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

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

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.

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