Henri Lustiger-Thaler and Habbo Knoch, eds., “Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory” (Wayne State UP, 2017)
​​Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory (Wayne State University Press, 2017) is a ​collection of essays and interviews that offer fresh ​insight on the last of the primary witnesses to the Holocaust​. The book interrogates the… Read More
Max Bergholz, “Violence as a Generative Force:  Identity, Nationalism and Memory in a Balkan Community” (Cornell UP, 2016)
People study atrocities and mass violence for a variety of reasons. When asked, many offer thoughtful intellectual or political explanations for their choice. But in truth, the field is a practical response to a cry of the heart. How, people… Read More
Michael Barnett, “Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda” (Cornell UP, 2016)
This podcast marks the beginning of a new occasional series of podcasts about the genocide in Rwanda. In the next few months we’ll hear from Timothy Longman, Sara Brown, Erin Jessee and others. We start with Michael Barnett. Barnett… Read More
Leonard Grob and John Roth, “Losing Trust in the World:  Holocaust Scholars Confront Torture,” (U. Washington Press, 2016)
Every time I teach Comparative Genocide, I distribute a letter to the students preparing them for the particular challenges of taking a course about mass violence. In the letter, I point out a simple fact. People, including academics, say the… Read More
Michael Bryant,” A World History of War Crimes: From Antiquity to the Present,” (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Michael Bryant’s book is both less and more ambitious than its title. He’s writing less of a history of war crimes than he is a history of the idea and concept of war crimes. He’s most interested in what people… Read More
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