New Books in Genocide Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 200 Folge(n) erschienen.

Lori Gemeiner-Bihler, "Cities of Refuge: German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945" (SUNY Press, 2019)

Gemeiner-Bihler compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspapers, organizational documents, and oral histories...



episode 108: Judi Rever, "In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front" (Random House, 2018)

Rever and her sources tell a story far different from the one most people who are familiar with the Rwandan Genocide would recognize...



episode 107: Brendan Simms, "Hitler: A Global Biography" (Basic Books, 2019)

Simms argues that fears that Germany would lose the economic and demographic competition with Britain and especially the US sat at the heart of Hitler's world view...



Thomas Kühne, "The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler’s Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

Kühne writes an innovative account of how the concept of comradeship shaped the actions, emotions and ideas of ordinary German soldiers across the two world wars and during the Holocaust...


 2019-12-17  1h8m

episode 56: Jelena Subotić, "Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism" (Cornell UP, 2019)

Subotić asks why Holocaust memory continues to be so deeply troubled―ignored, appropriated, and obfuscated―throughout Eastern Europe...


 2019-12-12  49m

episode 42: Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?


 2019-12-03  57m

episode 106: Claudia Moscovici, "Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films" (Hamilton, 2019)

As Holocaust survivors pass away, their legacy of suffering, tenacity and courage could be forgotten. It is up to each generation to commemorate the victims...


 2019-12-02  30m

episode 53: Mila Dragojević, "Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War" (Cornell UP, 2019)

How does violence against civilians become permissible in wartime?


 2019-11-27  44m

episode 104: C. Browning, P. Hayes, R. Hilberg, "German Railroads, Jewish Souls" (Berghahn Books, 2019)

Raul Hilberg was a giant in the field of Genocide and Holocaust Studies...


 2019-11-27  52m

 2019-11-14  1h1m