Gavriel David Rosenfeld
Gavriel D. Rosenfeld is Professor of History and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Judaic Studies at Fairfield University. A native of Bloomington, Indiana, he graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1985. He received his B.A. in History and Judaic Studies from Brown University in 1989. Following a year studying at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (1989–90), he received his Ph.D. in History from UCLA in 1996.
Since 2000, Rosenfeld has taught at Fairfield University, where he offers various courses in modern European History. His area of research is the history and memory of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. He is a frequent contributor to The Forward newspaper and has also published essays and opinion pieces in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Hartford Courant. He is the editor of the blog, The Counterfactual History Review, which features news, analysis, and commentary from the world of counterfactual and alternate history.
- Hi Hitler! How the Nazi Past is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- Building after Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).
- The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005),
- Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments and the Legacy of the Third Reich (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000),
- Beyond Berlin: Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past [co-edited with Paul B. Jaskot] (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008).