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I am a historian of modern Europe, with particular interests in the History of the Holocaust and in modern German history. My publications have covered a wide range of topics in German, European and Jewish history, including life-reform and protest in 1920s and 1930s Germany; Holocaust survival and memory; Nazi policy and perpetrators; the social impact of total war; post-1945 German and European reconstruction; generation conflict and youth rebellion; Jewish and other minorities in modern German history. I also have an interest in comparative history and in particular in German-Japanese comparisons. My current research projects include a critical synthesis of recent work on Nazi perpetrators, and a project looking at a life-reform and resistance group in Germany 1920-2000.
The villa, the lake, the meeting. The Wannsee Conference and the ’final solution’, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2002
The past in hiding, Harmondsworth: Allen Lane, the Penguin Press 2000.
Recasting the Ruhr 1945-1957. Manpower, economic recovery and labour relations, Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1992.
(with Carl Levy) Three postwar eras in comparison. Western Europe 1918-1945-1989, London, New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Generations in conflict. Youth rebellion and generation formation in modern Germany 1770-1968, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995
German History from the Margins, Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2006 (with Neil Gregor and Nils Roemer)
Conflict, Catastrophe and Continuity. Essays on Modern German History, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007 (with Frank Biess and Hanna Schissler)