Gavriel David Rosenfeld

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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 on a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship 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 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,[1] which features news, analysis, and commentary from the world of counterfactual and alternate history. He is also an editor of The Journal of Holocaust Research (formerly Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust).


  • The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
  • What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
  • 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)
  • Beyond Berlin: Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past [co-edited with Paul B. Jaskot] (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008).
  • 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),


  1. ^ "The Counterfactual History Review".

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