Date/Time: Fri 05 Aug / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
History Program Research Seminar: Semester 2, 2016
The Holocaust in a European Context
Presented by Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh)
Bloxham’s paper will consider the interaction of geopolitics, ethnopolitics and straightforward politics in the expansion, and finally the contraction of the Nazis’ ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question’. German policy is set here in the context of a Europe of co-perpetrators of genocide, and in a yet wider context of multi-state violence against (especially ethno-religious) minorities from the late nineteenth century in a Europe broadly conceived to include the shatterzones of the Ottoman, Habsburg and Romanov empires.
Donald Bloxham is Richard Pares Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. He has written widely on genocide, with works including The Final Solution: a Genocide (Oxford University Press, 2009); The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (OUP, 2005); Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory (OUP, 2001); as co-author, The Holocaust: Critical Historical Approaches (Manchester University Press, 2005) and, as co-editor, The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (OUP, 2010) and Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe (Cambridge UP, 2011).
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