Virtual Bookshelf: A Sampling of Faculty Publications
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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 recently published 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 book about how Jews survived the Holocaust in hiding in and around the city of Munich.
Professor Alan Steinweis is writing a general history of Nazi Germany, and is editing a collection of essays on The German People and the Holocaust, which grows out of the 2013 Miller Symposium at UVM.
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