Mark Roseman

Pat M Glazer Chair, Jewish Studies Program

Professor, Department of History

Adjunct Professor, Department of German

Department of History

IU, IU Bloomington

Full Biography

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.

Honors and Awards

  • Geschwister Scholl Prize (2003)
  • Lucas Prize Project Mark Lynton prize (2002)
  • Jewish Quarterly's Wingate Literary Prize (2001)
  • Fraenkel prize (2000)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (1998)

Research Interests

  • History of the Holocaust
  • 20th-century German history
  • European post-1945 reconstruction
  • Comparative history, including German-Japanese comparisons


  • B.A. at Christ's College, Cambridge University, 1979
  • M.A. at Cambridge University, 1981
  • Ph.D. at Warwick University, 1987

Courses Taught

  • History of the Holocaust
  • Antisemitism since the enlightenment
  • Perpetrators of the Holocaust
  • The rise and fall of racial empire in Germany and Japan 1870-1950
  • Nazism and German Society
  • War and Violence in 20th Century Europe
  • Life after Death. Rebuilding German Society after 1945



  • Documenting Life and Destruction. Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933-1946.  Volume I. (1933-1938)), Lanham, Md: Alta Mira, 2010 (with Jürgen Matthäus)
  • Conflict, Catastrophe and Continuity. Essays on Modern German History, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007 (edited volume, with Frank Biess and Hanna Schissler)
  • German History from the Margins, Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2006 (edited volume, with Neil Gregor and Nils Roemer)
  • 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.
  • Generations in conflict. Youth rebellion and generation formation in modern Germany 1770-1968, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995 (edited volume)