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Professor C. Paul Vincent

Dr. C. Paul Vincent
2007-2008 Pinchas and Mark Wisen Fellow

"The United States and the Crisis of Nazi Racial Policy, 1938-1941"

Professional Background

C. Paul Vincent earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado (Boulder); an M.A. in library science from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); an M.A. in history from the University of Northern Colorado; and a B.S. in political science from Oregon State University. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was Professor of History and Holocaust Studies, and Coordinator of the Holocaust Studies minor at Keene State College in New Hampshire. For his Pinchas and Mark Wisen Fellowship, Professor Vincent conducted research for his project “The United States and the Crisis of Nazi Racial Policy, 1938-1941.”

Professor Vincent is the author of several publications including “The Genocidal Mind: In Search of a Definition,” The New England Journal of History 59 (Winter-Spring 2002-2003: 1-17); A Historical Dictionary of Germany’s Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 (Greenwood Press, 1997); and The Politics of Hunger: The Allied Blockade of Germany, 1915-1919 (Ohio University Press, 1985). He is also the author of several book reviews. At the time of his fellowship Professor Vincent served on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Humanities Council, was a member of the Sidore Lecture Committee, and was Coordinator of the Holocaust Studies Council.

Fellowship Research

During his tenure at the Center, Professor Vincent studied the United States’ position on Jewish refugees from 1938 to 1941. He demonstrated the degree to which the Roosevelt Administration’s refugee policies were a reflection of the public’s mood; analyzed the activities of the U.S. Department of State, specifically those of Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge Long; and examined the M.S. St. Louis incident within the overall context of refugee policy.

Professor Vincent was in residence at the Mandel Center from September 1, 2007 to January 30, 2008.