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The Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Professorship for Holocaust and Related Studies

The Rintels Foundation funded this professorship to "stand and and serve as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels to the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust and to the defeat of totalitarianism.” Rintelspage1.jpg

Invited Talks and Events

Forthcoming Talks

Spring 2017  Speakers

Tuesday, March 28, 5:00 pm, 249 Fine Arts Building

Robert M. Beachy is Professor of History, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. He is author of Gay Berlin: the Birthplace of Modern Identity (Knopf, 2014) The Soul of Commerce: Credit, Property, and Politics in Leipzig, and co-editor of three volumes of essays on 1) German Moravians in the Atlantic World, 2) on Women in European Business and Commerce, and 3) on Urban Elites in Europe and North America. He has also been the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes, including a John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, residential fellowships at the National Humanities Center and Stanford University’s Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences.  He is recipient of The American Historical Association’s Higby Prize for the best article in European history.  Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity won the 2015 Randy Shilts Prize for the best non-fiction work in LGBTQ literature. Gay Berlin was also named a Non-Fiction Honor Book by the Stonewall Book Awards of the American Library Association.

This talk is based on Professor Beachy's current research for a forthcoming book on Homosexuality in Hitler’s Germany.


Mordecai Paldiel "German Rescuers of Jews: Individuals versus the System"

Thursday April 21, 5:00 7:00 PM, 249 Fine Arts Building

Dr. Mordecai Paldiel is a survivor and the former Director of the Department of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust authority. Born in Belgium, Mordecai Paldiel fled with his family to France where a Catholic Priest smuggled the family into Switzerland. A leading authority on Rescue, he is the author of a number of books including German Rescuers of Jews: Individuals versus the System (2017), Saving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust (2017), The Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust (2007), Churches and The Holocaust: Unholy Teaching, Good Samaritans And Reconciliation (2006), Saving the Jews: Amazing Stories of Men and Women who Defied the Final Solution Hardcover (2000), The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust (1993).


Fall 2017 Speakers
Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University, is a leading scholar of Modern European and German history. His books include American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century, 2014, Industriegesellschaft und Kulturtransfer, Goettingen 2010, Europe in the Era of Two World Wars, 2006, America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe, 2001, Sarajewo 1914. Der Untergang des alten Europa, 1997, Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, 1995, Otto A. Friedrich. Ein politischer Unternehmer, 1993, The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973, 1986, Militarism. The History of an International Debate, 1863-1979, 1982, Modern Germany. Economy, Society, and Politics in the Twentieth Century, 1982, Germany and the Approach of War in 1914, 1973. He will be addressing the moral reconstruction of West Germany following WW II, from his forthcoming book Between Hitler and Adenauer: Journalists and the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany, 1945-1967.
Read more at: https://jfr.org/bureau-of-speakers/mordecai-paldiel/
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List of Relevant Faculty Publications



Culver, A.  (2013). Glorify the Empire: Japanese "Avant-Garde" Propaganda in Rintelspage.jpgManchukuo, 1932-1945. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Gellately, R.  (2007). Lenin, Stalin and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe. New York: Alfred A. Knopf; London, Jonathan Cape.

Gellately, R. (2001). Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Gellately, R.  (1990). The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy, 1933-1945. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Gellately R. & Stoltzfus, N. eds. (2001), Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany (Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Piehler, Kurt, Remembering War the American Way (2004), Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.

Stoltzfus, N. (2016) Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany (New Haven: Yale University Press.

Stoltzfus, N. & Maier-Katkin, B., eds.(2015), Protest in Hitler’s ‘National Community’: Popular Unrest and the Nazi Response (New York: Berghahn Books.

Stoltzfus., N & Friedlander, Henry, eds. (2008) Nazi Crimes and the Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stoltzfus, N., Thalhammer, K., O'Loughlin, P., Glazer, M., Glazer, P., McFarland, S., & Shepela, S. (2007). Courageous Resistance: The Power of Ordinary People. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Stoltzfus, N. (1996). Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany. W.W. Norton & Co.

Williamson, G. (2004). The Longing for Myth: Religion and Aesthetic Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche. University of Chicago Press.



Gellately, R.  (2000). "Crime, Identity and Power: Stories of Police Imposters in Nazi Germany". Crime, histoire et société -- Crime, History and Societies, 4 (2), 5-18.

Gellately, R. (1997). "Denunciations and Nazi Germany: New Insights and Methodological Problems". Historical Social Research/Historische Sozial-Forschung, 22 (3/4), 228-39.

Gellately, R. (1996). "Denunciations in Twentieth-Century Germany: Aspects of Self-Policing in the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic". The Journal of Modern History, 931-67.

Gellately, R.  (1996). "Introduction to the Practices of Denunciation in Modern European History," with Sheila Fitzpatrick. The Journal of Modern History, 747-67.

Gellately, R. (1992). "Situating the 'SS-State' in a Social-historical Context: Recent Histories of the SS, the Police and the Courts in the Third Reich". The Journal of Modern History, 338-65.

Gellately, R.  (1991). "Rethinking the Nazi Terror System: A Historiographical Analysis". German Studies Review, 23-38.

Gellately, R.  (1988). "The Gestapo and German Society: Political Denunciation in the Gestapo Case Files". The Journal of Modern History, 60, 654-94.

Stoltzfus, N. (2011). Societal Influences on the Promulgation and Enforcement of the Nuremberg Laws. Soundings: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Vol. 94(No. 3/4), 375-391.

Stoltzfus, N. (2005). Historical Evidence and Plausible History: Interpreting the Berlin Gestapo's Attempted 'Final Roundup' of Jews. Central European History, 38 (3), 450-59.

Stoltzfus, N. (2003). Public Space and the Dynamics of Environmental Action: Green Protest in the German Democratic Republic. Archiv fur Sozialgeschichte, 43, 385-403.

Stoltzfus, N. (2000). Third Reich History as if the People Mattered. Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 26(4), 672-84.

Stoltzfus, N. (1995). Der Protest in der Rosenstrasse und die deutsch-judische Mischehe. Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 21(2), 218-247.

Williamson, G. (2000). What Killed August von Kotzebue? The Temptations of Virtue and the Political Theology of German Nationalism, 1789–1819. The Journal of Modern History, 72(4), 890-943. doi:1. 


Book Chapters

Culver, A. A. (in press). "Cultural Responses to Total War, 1930s-1945". In Kurt Piehler (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of World War II (28 pages). New York: Oxford University


Williamson, G. S. (2011). Protestants, Catholics, and Jews, 1760-1871: Enlightenment, Emancipation, New Forms of Piety. In H. W. Smith (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History (pp. 211-233). Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Gellately, R. J. (2010). "The Persecution of Social Outsiders and the Consolidation of Hitler's Dictatorship, 1933-39" (published in Portuguese). In Denise Rollemberg, Marcelo Bittencourt, Norberto Ferreras, & Samantha Viz Quadrat (Eds.), A construção social dos regimes autoritários : legitimidade, consenso e consentimento no século XX: Europa (pp. 204-42). Civilização Brasileira, Rio de Janeiro.

Gellately, R. J. (2004). "Nuremberg, Voices from the Past". In Robert Gellately (Ed.), The Nuremberg Interviews: An American Psychiatrist's Conversations with Defendants and Witnesses at the Nuremberg Trial (pp. ix-xxxi). New York: Alfred A Knopf.

Gellately, R. J. (2003). "Introduction to the Study of Mass Murder and Genocide," with Ben Kiernan. In Robert Gellately, & Ben Kiernan (Eds.), The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder and other Mass Crimes in Historical Perspective (pp. 3-26). Cambridge University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (2003). "Investigating Genocide," with Ben Kiernan. In Robert Gellately, & Ben Kiernan (Eds.), The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder and other Mass Crimes in Historical Perspective (pp. 373-80). Cambridge University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (2003). "The Third Reich, the Holocaust and Plans for Serial Genocide". In Robert Gellately, & Ben Kiernan (Eds.), The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder and other Mass Crimes in Historical Perspective (pp. 241-63). Cambridge University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (2001). "A Monstrous Uneasiness: Citizen Participation and the Persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany". In Joseph R. Mitchell, & Helen Buss Mitchell (Eds.), The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations (pp. 174-82). McGraw-Hill/Dushkin .

Gellately, R. J. (2001). "Police Justice, Popular Justice and Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany: The Example of Polish Foreign Workers". In Robert Gellately, & Nathan Stoltzfus (Eds.), Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany (pp. 256-72). Princeton University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (2001). "Social Outsiders and the Construction of the 'Community of the People' in Nazi Germany," with Nathan Stoltzfus. In Robert Gellately, & Nathan Stoltzfus (Eds.), Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany (pp. 3-19). Princeton University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (2000). "The Gestapo and Social Cooperation". In Neil Gregor (Ed.), Nazism (pp. 253-5). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (1997). "Emergence d'un 'système judiciaire de type policier'". In Jean-Marc Berlière, & Denis Peschanski (Eds.), Pouvoirs et Polices au XXe Siècle: Europe, États-Unis, Japon (pp. 63-79). Belgium: Éditions Complexe.

Gellately, R. J. (1997). "Zur Entstehungsgeschichte einer selbstüberwachenden Gesellschaft". In Detlev Schmiechen- Ackermann (Ed.), Anpassung, Verweigerung, Widerstand: Soziale Milieus, Politische Kultur und der Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland im regionalen Vergleich (pp. 109-21). Berlin: Hentrich Verlag.

Gellately, R. J. (1996). "Confinement in Germany 1933-45: 'Protective Custody' and Other Police Strategies". In Norbert Finzsch, & Robert Jütte (Eds.), The Prerogatives of Confinement (pp. 191-211). Cambridge University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (1995). "Allwissend und allgegenwärtig? Entstehung, Funktion und Wandel des Gestapo-Mythos". In Gerhard Paul, & Klaus-Michael Mallmann (Eds.), Die Gestapo-Mythos und Realität (pp. 47-70). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

Gellately, R. J. (1993). "Die Gestapo und 'Öffentliche Sicherheit und Ordnung'". In H. Reinke (Ed.), "...nur für die Sicherheit da?" Großstadt und Polizei im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (pp. 94-115). Frankfurt: Campus-Verlag.

Gellately, R. J. (1993). "Enforcing Racial Policy in Nazi Germany". In Jane Caplan, & Thomas Childers (Eds.), Re-Evaluating the "Third Reich": New Controversies, New Interpretations (pp. 42-65). New York: Holmes & Meier.

Gellately, R. J. (1992). "Gestapo und Terror: Perspektiven auf die Sozialgeschichte des nationalsozialistischen Herrschaftssystems". In Alf Lüdtke (Eds.), Zur Polizei-geschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (pp. 371-92). Frankfurt: Suhrkamp-Verlag.

Gellately, R. J. (1992). "In den Klauen der Gestapo: Die Bedeutung von Denunziationen für das nationalsozialistischen Terrorsystem in Nordrhein-Westfalen". In Anselm Faust (Ed.), Verfolgung und Widerstand in Rheinland und Westfalen (pp. 40-9). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Gellately, R. J. (1990). "Surveillance and Disobedience: Comments on the Political Policing of Nazi Germany". In Francis R. Nicosia, & Lawrence D. Stokes (Eds.), Opposition and Resistance to National Socialism in Germany, 1925-1945 (pp. 15-36). Oxford: Berg.

Gellately, R. J. (1975). "Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Massenkonsumgesellschaft Deutschlands: Der Kleinhandelsmarkt, 1871-1914". In Joachim Hütter, Reinhard Meyers, & Dietrich Papenfuss (Eds.), Tradition und Neubeginn. Internationale Forschungen zur deutschen Geschichte im 20.Jahrhundert (pp. 467-80). Cologne: Carl Heymanns Verlag.

Stoltzfus, N. (2009). Memory and Representations of Fascism in Germany and Italy. In R.J.B. Bosworth (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook on Fascism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stoltzfus, N. (2008). A Great Achievement of German Troops in Mountain Warfare. In Nazi Crimes and the Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stoltzfus, N. (2008). Tactical Terror: Exceptions to Nazi Reliance on terror for Repressing Dissent and their Social Causes. In Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism. St Lucia, London, New York: University of Queensland and Routledge.

Stoltzfus, N. (2005). Protest Nemetskih v usloviyah total'noyi voiny. In Zhenshchina i voĭna, 1941-1945, Rossiia i Germaniia. (Women and War, 1941-1945: Russia and Germany). Volgograd: Volgograd Center of German Studies.

Stoltzfus, N. (2005). Gerhard Lehfeldts Bericht an Kirchenfuehrer beider Konfessionen ueber den Massenmord an den Juden Europas. In Antonia Leugers (Ed.), Berlin, Rosenstrasse 2-4. Protest in der NS-Diktatur. Neue Forschungen zum Frauenprotest in der Rosenstrasse 1943 (pp. 145-62). Annweiler: Ploeger.

Stoltzfus, N. (2004). Resistance and 'The Restless Conscience'. In Caroline Picart (Ed.), The Holocaust Film Sourcebook: Fiction, Documentary, Propaganda. Westport: Praeger Publishing.

Stoltzfus, N. (2004). Rosenstrasse: Civil Courage of Ordinary Persons in Nazi Germany. In John J. Michalczyk (Ed.), Confront. Resistance in Nazi Germany (pp. 163-89). Peter Lang.

Stoltzfus, N. (2003). 'Der Versuch, in der Wahrheit zu leben' und die Rettung von Judischen Angehorigen durch deutsche Frauen im 'Dritten Reich'. In Jana Leichsenring (Ed.), Frauen und Widerstand (pp. 74-88). Schriftenreihe der Forschungsgemeinschaft 20. Juli 1944.

Stoltzfus, N. (2003). Interpreting Responsibility for War and Genocide: the Case of Nazi Germany. In Dennis Razis (Ed.), The Human Predicament. Ecological Dynamics and Human Nature (pp. 275-92). Greek Culture Ministry/S&P.

Stoltzfus, N. (2001). The Limits of Policy: Social Protection of Intermarried Jews in Nazi Germany. In Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany (pp. 117-44). Princeton University Press.

Stoltzfus, N. (2001). Witness in Spite of Himself: Victor Klemperer's Twentieth Century Germanies. In John K. Roth, & Elisabeth Maxwell (Eds.), Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocides, vol. 1 (pp. 543-51). Palgrave, Basingstoke.

Stoltzfus, N., & Gellately, R. (2001). Social Outsiders and the Construction of the Community of the People. In Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany (pp. 3-19). Princeton University Press.

Stoltzfus, N. (1998). Protest and Silence: Resistance Histories in Post-War Germany and the Case of Intermarried Germans. In Ruby Rohrlich (Ed.), Resisting the Shoah (pp. 151-78). Berg Publishers.

Stoltzfus, N. (1997). Dissent Under Socialism: Opposition, Reform, and the West German Media in the German Democratic Republic of the 1980s. In Richard G. Fox, & Orin Starn (Eds.), Between Resistance and Revolution Cultural Politics and Social Protest (pp. 195-222). Rutgers University Press.

Stoltzfus, N. (1996). Dissent in Nazi Germany. In Arthur Auten (Ed.), From Napoleon to the Space Age: Readings in Western Civilization. New York: American Heritage.

Stoltzfus, N. (1993). Resistance of the Heart in Nazi Germany. In Western Civilization, Vol. II. Guilford: The Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc.


Edited Books

Gellately, R. J. (Ed.). (2004). The Nuremberg Interviews: An American Psychiatrist's Conversations with the Defendants and Witnesses at the Nuremberg Trials [Edited book]. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Gellately, R. J. (Ed.). (2003). The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder and other Mass Crimes in Historical Perspective [Co-edited book]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (Ed.). (2001). Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany [Co-edited book]. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Gellately, R. J. (Ed.). (1997). Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989 [Co-edited book]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Piehler, G. K. (Ed.). (contract). Oxford Handbook of World War II. Manuscript under contract for publication, Oxford University Press.

Piehler, G. K., & Johnson, M. J. (Eds.). (in press). Encyclopedia of Military Science. Sage Publication.

Piehler, G. K. (Ed.). (2012). The United States in World War II: A Documentary Reader. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

Piehler, G. K., & Pash, S. (Eds.). (2010). The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front. New York: Fordham University Press.

Piehler, G. K., & Mariner, R. (Eds.). (2009). The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Piehler, G. K., & Chambers, J. W. I. (Eds.). (1999). Major Problems in American Military History. Boston: Hougton Mifflin.

Stoltzfus, N. (Ed.). (contract). Protest in Hitler's Community, An Edited Collection. Manuscript under contract for publication, Berghahn Books.

Stoltzfus, N., & Friedlander, Henry (co-editor and Auschwitz survivor). (Eds.). (2008). Nazi Crimes and the Law. New York. Retrieved from http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521899741&ss=cop

Stoltzfus, N., & Gellately, R. (Eds.). (2001). Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany. Princeton University Press.

Wynot, E.  (1997). Prisoner of history: The Eastern Orthodox Church in Poland in the twentieth-century. Journal of Church and State, 39(2), 319-338.

Wynot, E.  (1996). The Poles in Germany, 1919-1939. East European Quarterly, 30(2), 171-186.

Wynot, E. (1971). Necessary Cruelty - Emergence of Official Anti-Semitism in Poland, 1936-1939. American Historical Review, 76(4), 1035-1058. doi:10.2307/1849240

Wynot, E. (1971). Service of Youth - Polish Experiment in Social Modernization, 1937-1939. Canadian Slavic Studies, 5(2), 213-225.