New Books in Genocide Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books

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episode 119: Nick Estes, "Our History is the Future" (Verso, 2019)

This second interview focuses more on a genocide studies reading of Dr. Estes’ book, raising questions about the history of genocide against Indigenous peoples, as well as Indigenous resistance and survival...



episode 751: Francine Hirsch, "Soviet Judgement at Nuremberg" (Oxford UP, 2020)

How did an authoritarian regime help lay the cornerstones of human rights and international law?



episode 118: Sabine Hildebrandt, "The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich" (Berghahn, 2017)

Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians...



episode 749: Stephan Talty, "The Good Assassin" (HMH, 2020)

Talty tells the untold story of an Israeli spy’s epic journey to bring the notorious Butcher of Latvia to justice—a case that altered the fates of all ex-Nazis...



episode 191: Adam Brown, "Judging 'Privileged' Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone'" (Berghahn, 2015)

Brown engages with issues that are fundamental to present-day attempts to understand the Holocaust and deeply relevant to reflections on human nature...


 2020-07-02  1h10m

episode 744: Vincent Bevins, "The Jakarta Method" (Public Affairs, 2020)

The Jakarta Method joins a growing body of scholarly work on what some call a “political genocide” and what a 1968 CIA report deemed “one of the worst mass murders of the 20th century”.


 2020-07-01  1h25m

episode 737: John Roosa, "Buried Histories: The Anticommunist Massacres of 1965-1966 in Indonesia" (U Wisconsin Press, 2020)

We don’t have exact numbers, but somewhere between 500,000 and a million were killed...


 2020-06-24  1h38m

episode 117: Gabriel Finder, "Justice behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland" (U Toronto Press, 2018)

Finder and Prusin offer comprehensive account of the trials of Nazi perpetrators conducted in liberated and postwar Poland....


 2020-06-22  1h23m

episode 188: David Slucki et al., "Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust" (Wayne State UP, 2020)

This book examines what is at stake in deploying humor in representing the Holocaust...


 2020-06-22  1h12m

episode 115: John K. Roth, "Sources of Holocaust Insight: Learning and Teaching about the Genocide" (Cascade Books, 2020)

John reflects on the people who have taught him, in all the different ways teaching can happen, and the lessons that he’s learned over decades of thinking and writing about the Holocaust...


 2020-06-15  1h15m