Wendy Lower, Phd.

Dr. Lower is Associate Professor of History affiliated with Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, USA. She is the recipient of a German Research Foundation fellowship and lectures at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich.


Based in Munich, Lower directs the oral history project, "German Witnesses to the Holocaust" for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She serves on the international advisory board of Yahad-In-Unum, Paris and the Journal of Genocide Research. Lower is a core faculty member of the Open Society Institute's ReSet Seminar in Kiev, Ukraine.


In addition to numerous scholarly articles and reviews, Lower has authored, Nazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine (2005, audio edition 2009, Ukrainian edition, 2010); The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia (2011); "Holocaust Survivors in the College Classroom" Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor, ed. Juergen Matthaeus (2009); and co- edited,  Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization (2008, Ukrainian edition, 2012).


Since 2008, she has been researching perpetrator biographies for a comparative study on Nazi war crimes trials in Soviet Ukraine, Austria, East Germany and West Germany; see Lower's "Male and Female Holocaust Perpetrators and the East German Approach to Justice, 1949- 1963"

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 24, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 56-84.


Her work on German female perpetrators, which was presented at Yad Vashem in July 2010 and featured in the New York Times, is being published by Houghton Mifflin (NY), and will be translated into several languages in Europe and South America

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