Atina Grossmann

Professor

Atina Grossmann is Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City. Publications include Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (2007, German 2012), Wege in der Fremde: Deutsch-jüdische Begegnungsgeschichte zwischen New York, Berlin und Teheran (2012), and Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950 (1995); co-edited volumes on Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century (2002) and After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe (2009), as well as Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union (with M.Edele and S. Fitzpatrick) and The JDC at 100: Essays on the 100th Anniversary of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee  (with A Patt, L. Levi, M. Maud), both forthcoming 2017, and (with Tamar Lewinsky) the chapter on 1945-1949 in Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland Von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart (ed. Michael Brenner, 2012, forthcoming in English, Indiana University Press, 2017).

Her book Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (2007, German, Wallstein 2012)) was awarded the George L. Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association  and the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library, London. Fellowships include NEH, German Marshall Fund, Institute for Advanced Study, American Academy in Berlin, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, and the Davis Center at Princeton University; she has also held Guest Professorships at the University of Haifa, Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, and Humboldt University in Berlin. She is working, together with Dorota Glowacka, on a brief summary volume (Bloomsbury) on Women and the Holocaust: Rewriting Gender in History and Memory, and her current research focuses on “Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Lost Memories of Displacement, Trauma, and Rescue in the Soviet Union, Iran, and India,” as well as the entanglements of family memoir and historical scholarship.

Publications include:

Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950 (1995)

Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century (co-edited; 2002)

After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe (2009).

Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (2007) was awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library in London; the George L. Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association (2007), and selected as one of the best books of the year (2008) by the HSKult ListServ in German social and cultural history.

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications
After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe

Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany

Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century

Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control & Abortion Reform 1920-1950

When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany

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