Susan Zuccotti

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Susan Sessions Zuccotti (born November 14, 1940) is an American historian, specializing in studies of the Holocaust. She holds a PhD in Modern European History from Columbia University. She has won a National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies,[1] and the Premio Acqui Storia – Primo Lavoro for Italians and the Holocaust (1987). She also received a National Jewish Book Award for Jewish-Christian Relations, and the Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Prize of the German Studies Association in 2002 for Under His Very Windows (2000). She is married to John Zuccotti.[2]

Zuccotti has taught courses on Holocaust history at Barnard College and Trinity College.[3]

Work on Vatican's Role in the Holocaust[edit]

Zuccotti argues in Under His Very Windows that Pope Pius XII knew of the mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust and could have done more to stop it.[4]



  1. ^ "Review of Susan Zuccotti. Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy.". Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Sam (2011-10-05). "A Public Servant Whose Name Is Now on Protesters' Lips". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Biographies of Contributors" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ Zuccotti, Under His Very Windows, Yale, 2002, Chapters 7-19