Geschichte Osteuropas und Südosteuropas






  • Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press 2005 (paperback, 2007, audio version 2010).
  • Творення нацистської імперії та Голокост в Україні, Kiev 2010
  • The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Eastern Galicia, Lanham MD: Altamira/Rowman and Littlefield and USHMM, 2011
  • German Women and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe: Witnesses, Accomplices and Killers (under contract with Houghton Mifflin (USA), Spectrum (NL), Random House/Chatto (UK),  2012)

In Bearbeitung

  • Biography in the Age of Extremes: Holocaust Perpetrators in Eastern and Central Europe


  • The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization , Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008 (with Ray Brandon)
  • Шоа в Україні. Історія, свідчення, увічнення. За редакцією, Рея Брендона та Венді Лауер. Пер. з англ. – К.: äóõ i ëiòåðà, 2011. – 500 c. з іл

Aufsätze in peer reviewed Journals and Books

  • Interethnic Violence and Pogroms in Eastern Europe, 1941-42: Varied Histories and Explanations, Journal of Genocide Research (forthcoming)
  • “Male and Female Holocaust Perpetrators and the East German Approach to Justice, 1949-1963” Holocaust and Genocide Studies 24, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 56-84.
  • Lebensraum, Handbook of Holocaust Studies,  eds. John Roth and Peter Hayes (Oxford University Press, 2010).
  • “Axis Collaboration and the Diplomacy of Genocide in Ukraine” (book chapter) Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization University of  Rochester Press, 2012.
  • “Holocaust Survivors in the College Classroom” Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor ed. Juergen Matthaeus (Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • “A New Ordering of Space and Race: Nazi Volksdeutsche Experiments in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, 1941-1944 German Studies Review vol xxv (May 2002):  227-254.
  • "'Anticipatory Obedience ' and the Nazi Implementation of the Holocaust in the Ukraine. A Case Study of Central and Peripheral Forces in Zhytomyr, 1941-1944," Holocaust and Genocide Studies vol xvii (Spring 2002): 1-21.

Beiträge in Büchern (Auswahl)

  • The ‘reibungslose’ Holocaust? The German Military and Civilian Implementation of the ‘Final Solution’ in Ukraine, 1941-1944,” in Networks of Nazi Persecution: Bureaucracy, Business and the Organization of the Holocaust, eds. Gerald Feldman and Wolfgang Seibel  (Berghahn, 2004).
  • “The Holocaust and Colonialism in Ukraine: A Case Study of the Generalbezirk Zhytomyr,” The Holocaust in the Soviet Union: Symposium Proceedings.(Washington DC: USHMM , 2005): 1-21
  • “Facilitating Genocide: Nazi Ghettoization Practices in Occupied Ukraine, 1941-1944,” in Life in the Ghettos During the Holocaust, ed. E. Sterling (Syracuse University Press, 2005), pp. 120-144.
  • “Hitler’s Garden of Eden” Genocide and Colonialism in Ukraine,” Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and its Aftermath eds. Roth and Petropolous (Berghahn, 2005), pp. 185-204.
  • “From Berlin to Babi Yar: The Nazi War Against the Jews,” Religion and Society Volume 9 (2007): 1-13
  • w/ David Furber, “Nazi Colonialism and the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine,” in  Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation and Subaltern Resistance in World History. edited by Dirk Moses (Berghahn, 2008).
  • “Hitlers Kolonisatoren in der Ukraine: Zivilverwalter und der Holocaust in Shitomir,”
  • “Fackelträger der Nation”: Elitebildung in den NS-Ordensburgen (Bohlau, 2010).

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Weitere Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • “Holocaust History: Teaching Children to Respect People Who are Different” w/Barry Frieman, A Teachers’s Guide, Sponsored by the Cohen Foundation and Early Childhood Education Program, Towson University, 2008, pp. 24.
  • “Colonialist Ambitions of the Third Reich in Ukraine,” June 21, 2009, La Shoah et la destruction nazie de l’Europe orientale, Recherches Yahad in Unum/Paris Sorbonne/Collège des Bernadins,
  • “Historical Research on the Holocaust in Ukraine” Yahad in Unum, December 2009,

Current Book Project

  • Monograph: Biographies of Violence, Ordinary and Extraordinary Perpetrators of Genocide, prosopography of Ukrainian, East and West German, Austrian male and female war criminals based on trial investigations, wartime documents, interviews, and private papers, research funded by the German Research Foundation.

Contributing Author/Encyclopedia Entries:

  • Introductory Essays, “Concentration Camps,” “Killing Centers,” in: In Pursuit of Justice: Examining the Evidence of the Holocaust (Washington DC: USHMM, 1997).
  • Thirty Entries, “A History of the Holocaust,” CD-ROM, (Washington DC: USHMM, 1999)
  • Selected Book Reviews/Published Commentaries:
  • The Third Reich and Ukraine W. Kosyk (New York: Peter Lang, 1993); Harvard Ukrainian Studies Journal 3/4 (1996).
  • Dilemmas of Independence: Ukraine After Totalitarianism Alexander Motyl (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993); Harvard Ukrainian Studies Journal 3/4 (1996).
  • Women and the Nazi East: Agents and Witnesses of Germanization Elizabeth Harvey (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004)  Holocaust and Genocide Studies Spring 2005.
  • Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule Karel Berkhoff (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004) German Studies Review, May 2005.
  • People in Auschwitz. Hermann Langbein (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004) German Politics and Society, Winter 2005.
  • Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial Rebecca Wittmann (Harvard, 2005) and They Would Never Hurt a Fly:War Criminals on Trial in the Hague by Slavenka Drakulic (Penguin, 2005) in Journal of Genocide Research Summer 2006.
  • The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-1965: History, Genocide and the Limits of the Law by Devin Pendas (Cambridge, 2006) in Central European History, 2007
  • We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of Jewish Sonderkommandos from Auschwitz by Gideon Greif (Yale, 2005), Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2007.
  • Jewish Forced Labor Under the Nazis: Racial Aims and Economic Needs, 1933-1945 by Wolf Gruener (Cambridge, 2006), Journal of Modern History, 2007.
  • "Studying the Jew”: Scholarly Antisemitism in Nazi Germany  by Alan Steinweis (Harvard, 2006), Holocaust and Genocide Studies 22.3 (2008): 514-516.
  • Invited Respondent to Dan Stone’s featured article, Holocaust Historiography and Cultural Studies, Dapim: Studies of the Shoah (Haifa) translated into Hebrew, Spring 2009. 5 pp.
  • Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine by Omer Bartov (Princeton, 2008), East European Jewish Affairs 38 (2008): 345–48
  • Der nationalsozialistische Judenmord und das polnisch-jüdische Verhältnis im Diskurs der  polnischen Untergrundpresse (1942-1944) by Klaus-Peter Friedrich (Marburg, 2006), Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, 2010.
  • The Third Reich at War by Richard Evans (Penguin, 2009) American Historical Review, 2010.
  • Täter, Opfer, Helden: Der Zweite Weltkrieg in der weissrussichen und deutschen Erinnerung eds. Olga Kurilo, Gerd-Ulrich Herrmann (Metropol, 2008), East European Jewish Affairs 40 (2011), 314-317.
  • The Holocaust in the Soviet Union by Yitzhak Arad (Yad Vashem, 2009), Russian  Review  70 (2011): 156-157.
  • Commentary, Book Symposium, Omer Bartov’s Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present Day Ukraine in Nationalities Papers Vol. 38, No. 2, March 2010, 291–305.
  • Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin  by Timothy Snyder (Basic, 2010), Journal of Genocide Research 13 (March 2011): 165-167.

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Selected Lectures/Presentations and Seminars Led

  • “Ukraine During the Second World War,” George Washington University, April 1996
  • “Holocaust Research and Holocaust Studies in the 21st Century, “December 1999
  • “The Center and the Periphery” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • “Der ‘reibungslose’ Holocaust? The Nazi Implementation of the Final Solution in Ukraine, 1941-44,“ Universitaet Konstanz ,Germany, September 2000
  • “The Holocaust Narrative: Appraising the Value of Regional Approaches,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, Boston 2001
  • “Extraordinary Killers: The Einsatzgruppen and the Holocaust” University of Maryland, Baltimore County, April 2001
  • "Reconstruction of Jewish Life After the Holocaust: Social, Cultural and Political Perspectives," Panel Organizer and Chair, Loyola College, Baltimore MD, April 2001
  • "Nazi Ghettoization Practices in Ukraine and the Onset of the Holocaust," German Studies Association Conference, October 2001
  • Keynote Address: "Der 'reibungslose' Holocaust? The Nazi Implementation of the Final Solution in Ukraine, 1941-1944," University of Vermont, Burlington, June 2001
  • Campus Lecture “Anticipatory Obedience” or “Working Towards the Fuehrer”? Holocaust Perpetrators in Ukraine, University of California, Berkeley, April 11 2002, Co-sponsored by the Institute for European Studies and the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • "Nazi Colonial Experiments in Ukraine and the Generalplan Ost," Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany June 6-9, 2002
  • "German Colonialism and Genocide in Africa and Ukraine," University of Sydney, Australia, July 20, 2003
  • "German Colonialism and Genocide in Africa and Ukraine: A Comparative View From Below," Yale University, Genocide Studies Seminar, October 23, 2003. 
  • “Lebensraum and the Holocaust,” Georgetown University, German Studies Seminar with Roger Chickering, April 2004.
  • “Nazi Germanization Campaigns and the Holocaust in Ukraine,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, January 2004.
  • “Hitler’s Garden of Eden: German Colonialism and the Holocaust in Ukraine, 1941-1944,” presented at "Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and its Aftermath," Claremont McKenna College, Inaugural Conference of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights, February 5-8 2004.
  • “The Future of Holocaust and Comparative Genocide Studies” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, Roundtable Discussant, European Network of Genocide Studies Scholars, January 2005.
  • NEH Sponsored Workshop for University and Secondary School Educators, Teaching Holocaust History with Primary Sources, Vassar College, April 2005
  • "German Perpetrators of Genocide in Germany and Africa,” Millersville University, Millersville PA, April 2005
  • “Gender and Ethnic Classification in Nazi Occupied Europe,” Chair/Comment, The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Claremont McKenna/Scripps College, CA, June 2005.
  • “Nazi Scholars as Activists, Rewriting German History in Ukraine,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee WI, September 2005
  • “The Holocaust in the Soviet Union,” Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Alfred Lerner Fellows, Teaching Workshop. NY, NY, January 2006
  • “Genocidal Thinking and Behavior in German Southwest Africa, 1904-1908 and Nazi Occupied Ukraine, 1941-1944,” Phi Alpha Theta National Conference, Philadelphia, January 2006              
  • Keynote Address: “From Berlin to Babi Yar: The Nazi War Against the Jews in Ukraine,” University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Days of Remembrance, April 2006.
  • Author Meets Critics Panel, featuring Nazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, Social Science History Association Conference, Mpls MN, Nov 2, 2006
  • Commentator, papers by Istvan Deak, Ben Frommer and Alice Freifeld, Panel “Nazi War Crimes Trials in Eastern Europe” November 17, 2006, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Annual Conference, Washington DC.
  • Keynote Address: “Griff nach Lebensraum: Koloniale Bestrebungen der Deutschen, 1940-1945”  Hamburg Institute for Social Research, March 29, 2007. Hamburg, Germany.
  • „Universities in Nazi Germany,“ Annual Humanities Conference, Towson University,   March 2007.
  • Keynote Address: „Going Public: History Outside the Classroom“ Annual Phi Alpha  Conference and Awards Ceremony, April 27, 2007, Towson University, Maryland.
  • Keynote Address: “Possibilities and Pitfalls of Comparative Violence Research: Case Studies of Eastern Europe” Sept 26-29, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovina
  • “Anti Jewish Violence in Ukraine Summer 1941: Varied Histories and Explanations,” Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, Paris France, October 1-3 2007
  • “The Holocaust in Ukraine: New Research and Perspectives” Yevtushenko Tribute, Meyerhoff Center, UMD College Park, October 26, 2007.
  • “The Imperial Setting of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe,” University of the Sorbonne, Paris, November 15, 2007
  • “Holocaust Education in the U.S.: Teaching with Survivors” Kiev, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine, UN Sponsored Roundtable. Jan 28, 2008
  • Roundtable Discussant, Omer Bartov’s Erased, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 11, 2008.
  • Plenary Session Honoring Gerhard Weinberg. “Hitler’s Decision Making,’ Lessons and Legacies Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, November 2008.
  • “Jewish Resistance and Responses to the Holocaust in Ukraine,” and Roundtable Discussant, Soviet Jewish Soldiers, Jewish Resistance, and Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust,” Center for Jewish History/Yivo, NYC, November 16-17, 2008
  • “Holocaust Perpetrator Biography and Psychology: SS Officer Bernhard Frank,” w/ Dr. Kurt Grunberg, Sigmund Freud Institute, Frankfurt, Germany, December 15, 2008.
  • “Täterforschung im globalen Kontext” Local Participation in the Crimes of the Holocaust, in Ukraine,” Bundeszentrale für politsiche Bildung, Berlin 27-29 Jan 2009.
  • “Teaching the Holocaust, Case Study Ukraine, “Museum of Jewish Heritage, Fanya Heller Lecture Series. February 5, 2009.
  • Einspruch Lecture: Babi Yar and the Holocaust: New Sources, New Perspectives. Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, February 15, 2009.
  • “Biographies of Violence: Holocaust Perpetrators in the Age of Extremes,” LMU Munich, Forschungscolloquium, June 22, 2009.
  • “Hitlers Kolonisatoren in der Ukraine: Zivilverwalter und der Holocaust in Shitomir,” Tagung, Vogelsang, Euskirchen, Germany, April 2, 2009.
  • “The Holocaust in Ukraine,” Workshop Final Presentation, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, July 31, 2009.
  • Opening Address: Holocaust in Ukraine: Achievements and Agenda, International Conference, Landgoed Huize Bergen,Vught, The Netherlands, September 11, 2009.
  • “Nazi Ghettoization Practices in Ukraine,” Lebenswelt Ghetto. Lüneburg: Nordost-Institut Lüneburg; Historisches Seminar der Universität Hamburg, October 10, 2009
  • Lecture Series: Holocaust History and Memory in Ukraine, Danish Institute for International Studies, and University of Odense, Denmark. November 2009.
  • “War Crimes Trials in Soviet Ukraine,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Boston, November 13, 2009.
  • “Crime Scene Ukraine, Conducting Field Research on the Holocaust” Universität Wien, Austria, December 15, 2009.
  • “Holocaust Perpetrators in Ukraine and Belarus,” University of Paris, Sorbonne, January 27, 2010.
  • “Biographies of Violence: Holocaust Perpetrators in the Age of Extremes,” Universität Regensburg, April 30, 2010.
  • “The Starosta, Soviet Village Life in the 1930s and 1940s Ukraine,” Yahad in Unum, Paris, France, June 14, 2010.
  • “German Female Perpetrators and their Postwar Fates in East and West Germany,” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, July 4-13, 2010.
  • “Landscapes of Destruction, Environmental History and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe,” Nagoya University, Japan, September 9, 2010.
  • “War Trauma, Sexual Violence and A Woman in Berlin” Harvard University, Lewis International Law Center, September 30, 2010.
  • Response/Comment, Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands, Plenary Session, Lessons and Legacies Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, November 4, 2010.
  • “Nazi-Soviet Continuities and Legacies in Ukraine,” Casa Sefarad-Israel and Yahad in Unum, Madrid Spain, December 15, 2010.
  • “Nazi Colonialism and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe,” Institut für Zeitgeschichte der Universität Innsbruck, December 13, 2010.
  • Keynote Address: Extraordinary Women: Nazi Colonizers and Holocaust Perpetrators in the East, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, April 1, 2011