New Books in Genocide Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books

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episode 184: Björn Krondorfer, "The Holocaust and Masculinities: Critical Inquiries into the Presence and Absence of Men" (SUNY Press, 2020)

In recent decades, scholarship has turned to the role of gender in the Holocaust, but rarely has it critically investigated the experiences of men as gendered beings..



episode 25: Alex Jeffrey, "The Edge of Law: Legal Geographies of a War Crimes Court" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

What happens when a court tries to become a “new” court? What happens to the many artifacts of its history—previous laws and jurisprudence, the building that it inhabits, the people who weave in and out of it?



episode 193: Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)

How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?


 2020-04-28  59m

A Discussion with Kelly McFall about Using "Reacting to the Past" in College Courses

The "Reacting" technique asks students to play the roles of historical actors and to re-enact particular events and situations. The instructors using the method have had great success...


 2020-04-13  55m

episode 113: Peter Fritzsche, "Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich" (Basic Books, 2020)

Fritzsche offers an extraordinary examination of how, in just a few months, Germans got used to living around, among, and, mostly, in unity with, Nazis...


 2020-04-06  1h4m

episode 46: Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy" (MIT Press, 2020)

According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...


 2020-03-30  54m

episode 704: Nancy Sinkoff, "From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History" (Wayne State UP, 2020)

Sinkoff offers s the first comprehensive biography of Dawidowicz (1915-1990), a pioneer historian in the field that is now called "Holocaust Studies"..


 2020-03-17  59m

episode 182: Paul Hanebrink, "A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism" (Harvard UP, 2018)

Hanebrink shows how Fascists, Conservatives and Nazis imagined Jewish Bolsheviks as enemies who crossed borders to subvert order from within and bring destructive ideas from abroad...


 2020-03-16  37m

episode 71: Great Books: Hillary Chute on Art Spiegelman's "Maus"

Art Spiegelman's Maus is the story of an American cartoonist's efforts to uncover and record his father's story of survival of the Holocaust...


 2020-03-10  1h0m

episode 122: Steven Ross and Wolf Gruner, "New Perspectives on Krystallnacht" (Purdue UP, 2019)

On November 9, 1938, the Nazis launched a pogrom against German Jews...Kristallnacht.


 2020-03-05  1h1m