David M. Crowe

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David M. Crowe is a professor of history at Elon University and professor of legal history at Elon University Law School. He is a leading Holocaust historian with expertise in the life of Oskar Schindler and in the history of the Romani people. His books include:[1]

  • Crimes of State, Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses (2010)
  • The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath (2008), selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008
  • Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind The List (2004), a selection of the History Book Club, which has been translated into German and Dutch
  • War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice: A Global History (2013)
  • A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia (2nd edition, 2007), a selection of the History Book Club, which has been translated into Japanese and Russian.
  • Roma and Forced Migration: An Annotated Bibliography (Second Edition, 1998)
  • World War I & Europe in Crisis (1990).
  • The Gypsies of Eastern Europe (1991/1992), co-edited by Crowe
  • Kazakhstan: History, Ethnicity, and Society 1998), co-edited by Crowe

As an expert on the Romani people, Crowe has testified before the United States Congress Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the rights of the Roma in Europe.[2] He has also testified before the New York City Council Subcommittee on Immigration. He has appeared on CNN International,[3] BBC radio, and other television and radio programs throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. He has been featured in articles in The New York Times, the Jerusalem Post, The Evening Standard, Jüdische Allgemeine, Wprost, Focus, The Washington Post, Pravo, and other magazines and newspapers throughout Europe, North America, and Israel.[1]

Crowe's awards include the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies’ 2010 Richard Stites Senior Scholar Award and Elon University’s Distinguished Scholar Award. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and has taught at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He has also been a Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is President Emeritus of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University and currently serves as chairman of ASN’s Advisory Board. He was a member of the Education Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 2004 and also served as chairman of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust. He is currently on the editorial boards of Nationalities Papers, Ethnopolitics, and First World War Studies.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Faculty profile, Elon School of Law, retrieved 2013-08-03.
  2. ^ "Human rights experts speak up for Gypsies", Washington Times, July 26, 1998 
  3. ^ CNN Live Saturday, CNN, December 4, 2004 .