Norman Naimark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norman M. Naimark, 2018

Norman M. Naimark (/ˈnmɑːrk/; born 1944, New York City) is an American historian. He is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford University,[1] and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.[2] He writes on modern Eastern European history, genocide, and ethnic cleansing in the region.[3]


Naimark received all of his degrees at Stanford. He taught at Boston University, and was a fellow at Harvard University's Russian Research Center before returning to Stanford as a member of the faculty in the 1980s. Naimark is of Jewish heritage; his parents were born in Galicia.[citation needed]

He is a member of the editorial boards of a number of professional journals, including The American Historical Review and. The Journal of Contemporary History.

He was awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit by Germany.[3]

He may be best-known for his acclaimed study, The Russians In Germany.[4] He wrote in a 2017 essay that genocide is often tied to war, dehumanization, and/or economic resentment. He writes, "if there weren’t other very good reasons to prevent war, the correlation between war and genocide is a good one".[5]

Published works[edit]


  • Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty. (Harvard University Press, 2019).
  • Genocide: A World History. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press, 2011 (Paperback ed. 2012, ISBN 978-0199930371). (Editor, together with Ronald Grigor Suny and Fatma Müge Göçek)
  • Stalin's Genocides (Princeton University Press, 2010).[6]
  • Fires Of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing In 20th Century Europe (Harvard, 2001)
  • The Russians In Germany: The History Of The Soviet Zone Of Occupation, 1945–1949 (Harvard, 1995)
  • Terrorists And Social Democrats: The Russian Revolutionary Movement Under Alexander III (Harvard, 1983)
  • The History Of The "Proletariat": The Emergence Of Marxism In The Kingdom Of Poland, 1870–1887 (Columbia, 1979)


  1. ^ "FSI | CISAC - Norman M. Naimark".
  2. ^ "Norman M. Naimark". Hoover Institution.
  3. ^ a b "Norman Naimark". Stanford University. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Daniel (October 22, 1995). "The Zone". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Stanford, F. S. I. (April 13, 2017). "Why do humans commit genocide?". Medium. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "Stalin's Genocides". Oxonian Review. March 3, 2011.

External links[edit]