Peter Longerich (born 1955) is a German professor of history. He is
regarded by fellow historians, including Ian Kershaw, Richard Evans,
Mark Roseman and Richard Overy, as one of the leading
German authorities on the Holocaust.
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In 2002–03, Longerich was the third holder of the Visiting Chair at
Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt. In 2003-04, he was J.B. and
Maurice Shapiro Senior Scholar in Residence at the Centre for Advanced
Holocaust Studies at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington DC, where he worked on a biography of Heinrich Himmler. In
2005-06, he was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum
Longerich was director of the Research Centre for the
Twentieth-Century History at Royal Holloway, University of London
(RHUL), where he worked alongside the late David Cesarani. In 2015, he
left his position at Royal Holloway and returned to Germany. His major
research interests include the history of the Weimar Republic, the
Third Reich, the Second World War, the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler,
and Joseph Goebbels. He has appeared in the media to comment upon the
Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust, as well as on related
topics, and has published, in 2001, a book documenting Hitler's
pivotal role in the
Holocaust entitled The Unwritten Order. The book
arose from his expert testimony at the David Irving trial. Reviewing
Timothy Snyder declared
Holocaust "profound" and
Heinrich Himmler "magnificent".
The Unwritten Order: Hitler's Role in the Final Solution. Stroud:
Tempus Publishing. 2003 . ISBN 978-0-7524-2564-1.
Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews. Oxford:
University Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-280436-5.
Heinrich Himmler: A Life. Oxford: University Press. 2011.
Goebbels: A Biography. Random House. 2015.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Peter Longerich.
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Timothy Snyder (23 June 2011). "A New Approach to the
Holocaust". The New York Review of Books. 58 (11). Retrieved 31 March
Charlotte Higgins (5 April 2005). "Bunker film 'is too kind to
Nazis'". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2005.
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Peter Longerich at RHUL German Department website
Peter Longerich on IMDb
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