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John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, Brown University

J. P. Morgan Fellow - Class of Spring 2007

Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University and one of the leading authorities on the subject of genocide. Born in Israel, Bartov received his BA from Tel-Aviv University and his DPhil from Saint Antony’s College, Oxford. He is the author of The “Jew” in Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2005); Germany’s War and the Holocaust (Cornell, 2003); Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity (Oxford, 2000); Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation (Routledge, 1996); Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich (Oxford, 1991); The Eastern Front, 1941-45 (Macmillan, 1985; Palgrave, 2001); and editor of volumes on the Holocaust, genocide, and war crimes. He has contributed articles to the New Republic, Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement. Bartov has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the NEH, Harvard’s Society of Fellows, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Princeton’s Davis Center, and he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


As a leader of a research initiative on borderlands at Brown’s Watson Institute, Bartov is currently writing on interethnic relations in the East Galician town of Buczacz.

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