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Faculty Research

Virtual Bookshelf: A Sampling of Faculty Publications

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Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration Kristallnacht 1938 by Alan E. Steinweis: Book Cover Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany Zeitgelchichte book by Schraf Wiedergut
Business ad Industry in Nazi Germany Studying the Jew Medicine and the Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany The Columbia Guide to Studying the Holocaust »Wer bleibt, opfert seine Jahre, vielleicht sein Leben«
Art, Ideology, and Economics in Nazi Germany Coping with the Nazi Past Genocide Studies and Prevention Journal of American Folklore The Impact of Nazism:  Alan E. Steinweis
The Holocaust Personal Accounts History and Memory The Arts in Nazi Germany The Third Reich and the Palestine Question:  Francis R. Nicosia Journal of Contemporary History
Journal of European Studies Hefte Von Auschwitz Nicosia Nicosia The Current Issue
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Faculty Research Currently In Progress

The examples below illustrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of the scholarship currently being undertaken by faculty affiliated with the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies. Please see our "Faculty" page for more information.

Professor Robert Gordon is researching a biography of Moritz Bonn, nowadays a largely forgotten interwar years intellectual, who was a vociferous critic of Imperialism and was the first scholar to write about "decolonization". Bonn was remarkably perceptive about the linkages between colonial wars, bureaucracies and the rise of Nazism. The project is based on Prof. Gordon's interest in understanding colonial and indigenous genocides.

Professor Jonathan Huener is working on Polish Catholicism and the Roman Catholic Church under German occupation during World War II , and is addressing issues such as the formulation of German policy toward ethnic Poles, Catholic responses to the destruction of Jews in Polish lands, and relations between the Polish Church and the Vatican during the war years.

Professor Lutz Kaelber is conducting research on the commemoration of Nazi "Euthanasia" crimes (as a stepping stone to the Holocaust) and their victims in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Poland. His work centers on two types of sites: the six "T4" gas murder facilities, and the approx. 30 "children's wards."  It also describes and analyzes about 20 exhibits concerning "Euthanasia" crimes mounted since the early 1980s. Please visit his impressive project websites.

Professor Wolfgang Mieder is examining the proverbial rhetoric of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda.

. Professor Francis Nicosia is writing a book on the policies of Hitler's Germany in the Middle East and North Africa from 1933 to 1945. The project addresses, among other issues, the evolution of Nazi strategic ambitions in the Middle East after 1933 and the role of Nazi racial ideology on those ambitions ;Germany's commitments to Fascist Italy and Vichy France in the Middle East during World War II; and the relationship of Hitler's regime to the Mufti of Jerusalem and other Arab exiles in wartime Berlin.

Professor Nicole Phelps is currently working on a book entitled Racializing Sovereignty: Woodrow Wilson, Austria-Hungary, and the Transformation of International Politics, which explores the Wilson administration's application of contemporary scientific thought about race and democracy to Central Europe during World War I and at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Professor Susanna Schrafstetter is preparing a study of how British-German relations after World War Two were affected by the legacy of Nazism and the Holocaust, especially with regard to the question of compensating the victims of Nazism.

Professor Alan Steinweis is writing a general history of Nazi Germany, and is editing a collection of essays on The Law in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, which grows out of the 2009 Miller Symposium at UVM.

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