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Peter Longerich
Peter Longerich
(born 1955) is a German professor of history. He is regarded by fellow historians, including Ian Kershaw, Richard Evans, Timothy Snyder, Mark Roseman and Richard Overy, as one of the leading German authorities on the Holocaust.[1]


1 Career 2 Published works 3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] In 2002–03, Longerich was the third holder of the Visiting Chair at the 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 Nordrhein-Westfalen. Longerich was director of the Research Centre for the Holocaust
and 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 links between Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
and the Holocaust, as well as on related topics,[2] 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 Longerich's work, Timothy Snyder
Timothy Snyder
declared Holocaust
"profound" and Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler
"magnificent".[1] Published works[edit] English

The Unwritten Order: Hitler's Role in the Final Solution. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. 2003 [2001]. 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. ISBN 978-0-19-959232-6.  Goebbels: A Biography. Random House. 2015. ISBN 978-1400067510. 

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^ a b Timothy Snyder
Timothy Snyder
(23 June 2011). "A New Approach to the Holocaust". The New York Review of Books. 58 (11). Retrieved 31 March 2015.  ^ Charlotte Higgins (5 April 2005). "Bunker film 'is too kind to Nazis'". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2005. 

External links[edit]

Page on Professor Peter Longerich
Peter Longerich
at RHUL German Department website Peter Longerich
Peter Longerich
on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 264592081 LCCN: n87877301 ISNI: 0000 0001 2095 8038 GND: 120264579 SELIBR: 276409 SUDOC: 029748496 BNF: cb121305687 (data) NLA: 49864849 NKC: jn19990005167 ICC