I am an historian specializing in Modern German History and the Holocaust. My research and publications currently focus on the history of Nazi Germany as well as the local experience of the Holocaust in the East. I am also interested in sexual violence during the Holocaust and comparative genocide. Lastly, I am also part of an interdisciplinary group exploring the exciting possibilities of applying geographic methodologies and tools to the study and visualization of the Holocaust.
My book. Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus will be available this fall from Harvard University Press.
I teach courses on 20th Century European History, Comparative Genocide, the History of the Holocaust, Eastern European History, European Jewish History, and the History of World Civilizations from antiquity to present. I am currently an Assistant Professor of History and the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Nebraska- Omaha. I am also pleased to serve as the Executive Director of the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund.
In addition, I continue to teach and consult with programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.