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Professor Mark Roseman

Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow
"Beyond Conviction: Perpetrators of the Holocaust"

Professional Background

Professor Mark Roseman received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Warwick and a B.A. in history from Christ’s College, Cambridge. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was the Pat M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies at Indiana University. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Professor Roseman conducted research for his project “Beyond Conviction: Perpetrators of the Holocaust.”

Professor Roseman is the author or editor of several books, including with Frank Biess and Hanna Schissler, eds., Conflict, Catastrophe and Continuity: Essays on Modern German History (Berghahn Books, 2007); with Neil Gregor and Nils Roemer, eds., German History from the Margins (Indiana University Press, 2006); with Carl Levy, eds., Three Postwar Eras in Comparison: Western Europe 1918-1945-1989 (London, 2002); The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting: The Wannsee Conference and the ‘Final Solution’ (Penguin, 2002); and The Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany (Penguin, 2000). He has received several awards and honors for his research, including funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung; the 2003 Geschwister Scholl Prize for “In einem unbewachten Augenblick”; and the 2002 Lucas Prize Project Mark Lynton prize for his book A Past in Hiding. Professor Roseman led the 2006 Silberman Seminar for University Faculty: Teaching about the Holocaust at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. At the time of his fellowship he was on the editorial boards of several journals: German History; Holocaust Studies: A Journal of History and Culture; Contemporary European History; American Historical Review; and Revue d’histoire de la Shoah.

Fellowship Research

During his fellowship Professor Roseman researched the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He constructed an account of Nazi perpetrators by looking at their ideological formation and relationship with society. He examined the postwar difficulty of coming to terms with the actions of the perpetrators, and the different vantage points from which they have been viewed.

Professor Roseman was in residence at the Mandel Center from November 1, 2007 to February 28, 2008.