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Dr. Omer Bartov

J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship
"Diaries and Testimonies of the Holocaust in Eastern Galicia"

Professional Background

Dr. Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, and Professor of German Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Bartov is considered one of the world's leading specialists on the subject of genocide. He has published seven monographs, three edited volumes, and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews in the United States, Europe, and Israel; his work has been translated into several languages. His most recent book, Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine (Princeton, 2007), examines the politics of memory in Western Ukraine and the removal of both the memory and the few material remains of Jewish culture there. Professor Bartov began his scholarly work researching the Nazi indoctrination of the German Wehrmacht under the Third Reich and the crimes it committed during the war in the Soviet Union. His books include, The Eastern Front, 1941-1945; Hitler’s Army; Murder in Our Midst; Mirrors of Destruction; Germany’s War and the Holocaust, and The “Jew” in Cinema. His forthcoming edited volume (with Eric D. Weitz), Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands, resulted from a multi-year collaborative project on Ethnicity, Identity, and Violence in the borderlands of Eastern Europe that he led at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies. Dr. Bartov has spoken at many public events and on a variety of radio shows, and has written for national magazines in the United States and elsewhere. He is currently completing a major new monograph, The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: Buczacz, Biography of a Town, to be published by Simon & Schuster.

Fellowship Research

For his J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, Dr. Bartov conducted research on “Diaries and Testimonies of the Holocaust in Eastern Galicia.”

Dr. Bartov was in residence at the Center from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013.