Nikolaus Wachsmann

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Nikolaus Wachsmann
Born
Nikolaus Daniel Wachsmann

1971 (age 50–51)
NationalityGerman
Awards
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisReform and Repression: Prisons and Penal Policy in Germany, 1918–1939 (2001)
Academic advisorsRichard J. Evans
Academic work
DisciplineModern European history, penology, Nazi concentration camps
Institutions
Notable works

Nikolaus Daniel Wachsmann (born 1971) is a professor of modern European history in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Academic career[edit]

Wachsmann was born in Munich. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, from the University of Cambridge with a taught Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree, and from the University of London with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.[1] His doctoral thesis, which he completed in 2001, was titled "Reform and Repression: Prisons and Penal Policy in Germany, 1918–1939".[2]

In October 1998, Wachsmann began his academic career as a research fellow at Downing College, Cambridge.[3] He was then a lecturer at the University of Sheffield. In 2005, he joined the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology of Birkbeck, University of London.[1]

He is the author of the 2015 book KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps.[4]

He is currently writing a new history of Auschwitz. [5]

Personal life[edit]

Wachsmann resides in Liverpool.[6]

Awards and honours[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps (New York, London, 2015)
  • Die Linke im Visier. Zur Errichtung der Konzentrationslager 1933 (Göttingen, 2014), co-edited with Professor Sybille Steinbacher
  • The Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-1939: A Documentary History (Lincoln, 2012), co-edited with Dr. Christian Goeschel
  • Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories (London, 2010), co-edited with Professor Jane Caplan
  • "Before the Holocaust: New Approaches to the Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-1939", special issue of Journal of Contemporary History 45 (2010), Nr. 3, co-edited with Dr. Christian Goeschel
  • Hitler's Prisons: Legal Terror in Nazi Germany (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann". Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. Birkbeck, University of London. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ Nikolaus Daniel, Wachsmann (2001). "Reform and repression: prisons and penal policy in Germany, 1918-1939". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "College Notices: Downing College". Cambridge University Reporter. CXXVIII (23). 30 April 1998. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. ^ Kahn-Harris, Keith (9 April 2015). "KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2022-06-21. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  5. ^ "UKHMF Academic Advisory Board".
  6. ^ a b "Latest Prize Winners - The Wolfson Foundation". Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  7. ^ Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann. Birkbeck College. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  8. ^ Fisher, Ben (March 14, 2016). "Nikolaus Wachsmann Wins Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize". Jewish Quarterly. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Susan Southard, Nikolaus Wachsmann and Steve Luxenberg Named Winners of the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards". nieman.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-06.

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