Omer Bartov

Brown University
Historian; Educator
Humanities and Arts

Has written eight books and edited six volumes on modern Germany, France, Eastern Europe, the Holocaust, Israel/Palestine, and representations of war, genocide, and Jews. Recipient of several fellowships. 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, and Hitler's Army. He then turned to the links between total war and genocide, discussed in his books Murder in Our Midst, Mirrors of Destruction, and Germany's War and the Holocaust. Bartov's interest in representation also led to his study, The "Jew" in Cinema, which examines the recycling of antisemitic stereotypes in film. His monograph "Erased" investigates interethnic relations in the borderlands of Eastern Europe. As a framework for this research, he led a multi-year collaborative project at the Watson Institute, culminating in the co-edited volume, "Shatterzone of Empires". Most recently, Bartov published a major award-winning monograph, Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz. His edited volume, Voices on War and Genocide: Three Accounts of the World Wars in a Galician Town, was published in 2020, and the volume Israel/Palestine: Lands and Peoples, is expected in 2021. Bartov is currently working on a new monograph tentatively titled "Tales from a Vanished World: Forgotten Histories of Europe's Borderlands."

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