Stephen H. Norwood

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Stephen H. Norwood is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He received his PhD at Columbia University in 1984.[1]

Norwood's 2009 book The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses, drew attention even before publication.[2][3][4][5] According to Norwood, "Harvard was involved in active steps that helped legitimate the Nazi regime in the West," [6] and was “indifferent to the prosecution of German Jews and indeed on numerous occasions assisted the Nazis in their efforts to gain acceptance in the West,” welcoming one of Adolf Hitler’s closest deputies to a reunion, hosting a reception for German naval officials and sending delegates to a celebration at a German university that had expelled Jews while failing to condemn the policies of Hitler’s National socialist regime.[7][8][9][10][11]

Norwood's most recent book is Antisemitism and the American Far Left. This is the first systematic study of the American far left's role in both promoting and combating antisemitism. The book covers both the Old Left and New Left, including the latter's black nationalist allies. It also examines the antisemitism of the contemporary far left, including its relationships with Islamists.[12][13]



  • Herbert G. Gutman Award in American Social History, 1990
  • SABR/Macmillan Award
  • Finalist, National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies, 2009

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  1. ^ "Stephen H. Norwood". University of Oklahoma Department of History. Archived from the original on 2008-11-25. 
  2. ^ Hodari, Jamie (December 7, 2000). "Few Show at Meeting to Protest 110th St. Building". Columbia Spectator. 
  3. ^ "AHA Calendar - Meetings and Seminars". American Historical Association. 
  4. ^ Norwood, Stephen H. (November 2004). "Harvard's Nazi Ties". David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. 
  5. ^ Norwood, Stephen H. (November 16, 2004). "Harvard's Nazi Ties". B'nai Brith. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Bombardieri, Marcella (November 14, 2004). "Harvard's stance on Nazis questioned; Historian calls '30s record 'shameful'". The Boston Globe. 
  7. ^ "Historian: Harvard 'assisted' Nazi image efforts". Associated Press. November 14, 2004. 
  8. ^ Dladla, Tiisetso (November 22, 2004). "Harvard Accused of Helping Nazis". Black College View. 
  9. ^ Schlesinger, Andrew (November 18, 2004). "The real story of Nazi's Harvard visit". The Boston Globe. 
  10. ^ Norwood, Stephen H. "Harvard's Sorry Anti-Semitic Record", Boston Globe, 24 November 2004.
  11. ^ Romano, Carlin. "The Shame of Academe and Fascism, Then and Now", Chronicle Review, 10 August 2009.
  12. ^ "Interview with Stephen H. Norwood by Eunice G. Pollack" in H-ANTISEMITISM, September 22, 2013
  13. ^ Edward Alexander, "Book Marks," Chicago Jewish Star, November 22-December 5, 2013

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