July 10, 2020



Dr. Alexis Herr

Alexis Herr received her doctorate in Holocaust History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University in 2014. Her book The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942 – 1952 analyzes how the small Italian town of Carpi became entwined with the neighboring Fossoli di Carpi deportation camp during the Holocaust and how memory of the Holocaust after the war evolved as the former camp was reutilized as a prison for Fascists, displaced persons camp, and Catholic orphanage. She is also the author of the forthcoming Rwanda: The Essential Reference Guide.


Guest Contributors:

Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn

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Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn’s book Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus  explores the participation of the German Army in the Holocaust in the occupied Soviet Union. He explains both how the Wehrmacht became so deeply complicit in the Nazi genocidal project as well as what that involvement actually looked like on the ground in the East. 


Dr. Sara E. Brown


Sara E. Brown received her doctorate in Comparative Genocide Studies from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in 2016. Her doctoral research focused on female agency during the Rwandan Genocide.


Dr. Jamie Sedgwick


Dr. Jamie Sedgwick is an Assistant Professor in History and a Harrison McCain Emerging Scholar at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. An international historian of mass violence, justice, human rights, and global governance, his research explores how lived experiences shape humanitarian and institutional responses to transnational crimes. He has published articles and reviews on memory, trauma, and justice in multiple fields including law, international relations, history, and Asian studies



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