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Professor Frank Nicosia

Frank Nicosia

Raul Hilberg Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History

Francis R. Nicosia, the Raul Hilberg Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History, received his 1966 from Pennsylvania State University, his M.A. from Georgetown University in 1968, and his Ph.D from McGill University in Montreal in 1978 and has since taught history at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT.

He is the author of Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and The Third Reich and the Palestine Question (University of Texas Press 1985 and Transaction Publishers 2000), and co-author (with Donald Niewyk) of the text book The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2001). He has also co-edited four books on topics such as the resistance to Hitler and National Socialism, the medical profession in Nazi Germany, business and industry in Nazi Germany, and the arts in Nazi Germany, and has edited two volumes in the 22-volume series Archives of the Holocaust (Garland Publishers, 1990). His more than twenty peer-reviewed essays in English and German in scholarly journals and collections include six essays in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, the preeminent journal on Central European Jewish history.

He has been a political activist on the issues of health care (single payer), and war/peace for three decades. He has also been an avid opera fan since adolescence, having grown up with an Italian-born father, and he collects very old books (in German) that deal with German-Jewish history and culture.

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