David Bankier

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David Bankier (b. 19 January 1947 in Zeckendorf, Germany; died 26 February 2010) was a holocaust historian and head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem.[1]

Bankier's most influential work covered the role of public opinion in Nazi Germany, specifically opinion relevant to Nazi anti-Semitism and to the Nazi Holocaust.[2] His work on this topic involved extensive original research into Sopade reports as well as the internal documentation of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) regarding German public opinion.[2]


  1. ^ Ethan Bronner, "David Bankier, Scholar of Holocaust, Dies at 63", New York Times, February 28, 2010, available at link.
  2. ^ a b Bankier, David. The Germans and the Final Solution: Public Opinion Under Nazism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006)

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