Omer Bartov

Professor
Brown University
Participates in 1 Session
Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. His early research concerned the Nazi indoctrination of the Wehrmacht and the crimes it committed in World War II, analyzed in his books, The Eastern Front, 1941-1945 (1985) and Hitler’s Army (1991). He then turned to the links between total war and genocide, discussed in his books Murder in Our Midst (1996), Mirrors of Destruction (2000), and Germany’s War and the Holocaust (2003), as well as to the role of stereotypes in representations of violence, leading to his study, The “Jew” in Cinema (2005). Bartov’s growing interest in Eastern Europe is reflected in his study Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine (2007), which investigates the politics of memory in the borderlands of Eastern Europe. His most recent book is Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (2018), where he reconstructs the transition of an interethnic community from long-term coexistence to genocidal violence. The book won the National Jewish Book Prize in Holocaust and the Zócalo Book Prize. Bartov directed the project “Israel-Palestine: Lands and Peoples” at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University in 2015-2018, and has begun researching a new book tentatively titled Israel, Palestine: A Personal Political History.

Sessions in which Omer Bartov participates

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Time Zone: EST/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Serhii Plokhii
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Department of History, H...
Professor
Paul Robinson
Moderator
University of Ottawa
Professor
Omer Bartov
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Brown University
Professor
Serhy Yekelchyk
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University of Victoria
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