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Wolf Gruner

Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History

Contact Information
E-mail: gruner@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1668
Office: SOS 262
Office Hours: Tuesdays : 12.45 am-1.45 pm

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

Ph.D. i.e. Habilitation History, Technical University Berlin, 2/2006
Ph.D. History, Technical University Berlin, 3/1994
M.A. History, Humboldt University Berlin, 6/1989
 

Postdoctoral Training

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies, 01/2003-08/2003  
Pearl Resnik Fellow, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Centre for Advanced Holocaust Studies, 09/2002-01/2003  
Post doc Fellow, Yad Vashem,International Institute for Holocaust Research , Spring 1998   
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, Professor of History , University of Southern California, 08/2008-  
 

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Co-Editor and researcher , Institut für Zeitgeschichte Munich-Berlin, 01/01/2005-12/31/2007  
 

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

E. Desmond Lee Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Awareness , Webster University, St. Louis, 09/2003-12/2003  
Visiting scholar, Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture, Women's Christian University Tokyo, Japan, 03/2002-06/2002  
 

Description of Research

Research Keywords

Holocaust, Genocide, Resistance, defiance, Mass violence
 

Research Specialties

The History of the Holocaust and other genocides, comparative history of mass violence and its resistance, racial and state discrimination against indigenous populations, especially in Latin America. Currently research on individual Jewish resistance and defiance during the Holocaust
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

2010-2014 USC Dornsife 2020 interdisciplinary research cluster: Resisting the Path to Genocides, Team leader, http://college.usc.edu/2020-resistance
Center for the research on the Holocaust in Germany at Yad Vashem´s International Institute for Holocaust Research, Member of the international academic advisory board
USC Shoah Foundation Center of Advanced Genocide Research, Inaugural Director, https://sfi.usc.edu/cagr
 

Publications

Book

Gruner, W. (2014). The Persecution of the Jews in Berlin 1933-1945 A Chronology of Measures by the Authorities in the German Capital. Berlin: Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Gruner, W. (2013). „Los Parias de la Patria". El mito de la liberacion de las Indigenas en la republica de Bolivia 1825-1890 („Los Parias de la Patria". The myth of the liberation of the indigenous people in the Republic of Bolivia). La Paz: Edition Plural.
Gruner, W. (2013). Gedenkort Rosenstraße 2-4: Internierung and Protest im NS-Staat (Memorial. Rosenstrasse 2-4. Internment and Protest in the Nazi state). Berlin: Hentrich and Hentrich. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, Wolf and Osterloh, Jörg (Ed.). (2010). Das „Großdeutsche Reich" und die Juden. Nationalsozialistische Verfolgungspolitik in den angegliederten Gebieten. Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2009). Judenverfolgung in Berlin 1933-1945. Eine Chronologie der Behördenmaßnahmen in der Reichshauptstadt (The Persecution of the Berlin Jews. A Chronology). Berlin: Topographie des Terrors. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2008). Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Racial Aims (1938-1944) Revised Paperback edition. New York: Cambridge University Press. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, Wolf (Ed.). (2008). Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933-1945, part I, Vol 1: Das Deutsche Reich 1933 bis 1937 (Collection of primary Holocaust documents on Germany 1933-1937). Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2006). Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Racial Aims (1938-1944). New York: Cambridge University Press. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2005). Widerstand in der Rosenstraße. Die Fabrik-Aktion und die Verfolgung der „Mischehen" 1943 (Resistance in the Rosenstrasse. The Factory Raid and the Persecution of the „Mixed Marriages"). Frankfurt/Main: S. Fischer-Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2002). Öffentliche Wohlfahrt und Judenverfolgung. Wechselwirkungen lokaler und zentraler Politik im NS-Staat (1933-1942) (Public Welfare and the Persecution of Jews. Local vs. Centralized Policy-making in the Nazi State). Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, Wolf and Nolzen, Armin (Ed.). (2001). Bürokratien: Initiative und Effizienz (Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, Bd. 17 (: Bureaucracy: Initiative and Efficiency. Essays on the History of National Socialism, vol. 17 ). Berlin: Assoziation a.
Gruner, W. (2000). Zwangsarbeit und Verfolgung. Österreichische Juden im NS-Staat 1938-1945 (Forced Labor and the Persecution of Austrian Jews 1938-1945). Innsbruck-Vienna-Munich: Studien-Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (1997). Der Geschlossene Arbeitseinsatz deutscher Juden. Zwangsarbeit als ein Element der Verfolgung 1938-1943 (The Compulsory Labor Project for German Jews. Forced Labor as an Element of Persecution 1938-1943). Berlin: Metropol-Verlag.
Gruner, W. (1996). Judenverfolgung in Berlin 1933-1945. Eine Chronologie der Behördenmaßnahmen in der Reichshauptstadt (The Persecution of the Berlin Jews. A Chronology). Berlin: Hentrich.
 

Book Chapter

Gruner, W., Velarde, H. (2013). Beobachten, Erinnern, Verstehen. Michael Peschkes Leben und Werk. Michael Peschke, Von Hauptbahnhof bis Kalaschnikow pp. 7-12. Berlin: Theater der Zeit.
Gruner, W. (2013). "Camps and Ghettos – Forced Labor in the Reich Gau Wartheland" (reprint chapter 6 of "Jewish Forced labor under the Nazis" in 2nd edition of: The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath, ed. by Omer Bartov (Rewriting Histories series) Routledge, 2013. The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath pp. 35. Routledge.
Gruner, W. (2013). Die Verfolgung der Juden und die Reaktionen der Berliner. Berlin 1933-1945 pp. pp. 311-323, 422-425. Munich: Siedler.
Gruner, W. (2012). „Armenier-Greuel." Was wussten jüdische und nichtjüdische Deutsche im NS-Staat über den Völkermord von 1915/16?. Holocaust und Völkermorde. Die Reichweite des Verg pp. pp. 31-54. Frankfurt/Main-New York: Campus.
Gruner, W. (2012). Indifference, Participation, Protest? Responses to the Persecution of the Jews as Revealed in Berlin Police logs and Trial records 1933-45. The Germans and the Persecution of the Jews pp. 30. New York: Berghahn.
Gruner, W. (2011). Die Berliner und die NS-Judenverfolgung. Eine mikrohistorische Studie individueller Handlungen und sozialer Beziehungen (Berliners and the Persecution of the Jews. A Micro Study of Individual Behavior and Social Relationships), in: Berlin im Nationalsozialismus. Politik und Gesellschaft 1933-1945 (Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, Vol. 27), Göttingen 2011, pp. 57-87. pp. pp. 57-87.. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag.
Gruner, W. (2011). Die Kommunen im Nationalsozialismus. Innenpolitische Akteure und ihre wirkungsmächtige Vernetzung, in: Wolfgang Seibel/Sven Reichardt (eds.), Der prekäre Staat. Herrschen und Verwalten im Nationalsozialismus, Campus Verlag: Frankfurt am Main 2011, pp. 167-212. (Municipalities during National Socialism. Domestic actors and their powerful networks). Der Prekäre Staat. Herrschen und Verwalten pp. pp. 167-212. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2010). The Berlin City Administration and the Persecution of the Jews: Berlin 1933-1945. Between Propaganda und Terror. Exhibition catalogue, published by the Foundation Topograpy of Terror, represented by Andreas Nachama,. pp. pp. 216-222.. Berlin, Germany: Stiftung Topographie des Terrors.
Gruner, W. (2010). "Forced Labor in Nazi anti-Jewish Policy, 1938-1945", in: Jonathan Friedman (ed.), The Routledge History of the Holocaust, London: Routledge 2010, pp. 168-180. The Routledge History of the Holocaust pp. pp. 168-180. London: Routledge.
Gruner, W. (2010). Greater Germany, in: Peter Hayes/John Roth (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies, New York: Oxford University Press 2010, pp. 293-309. pp. 30. New York: Oxford University Press.
Gruner, W. (2010). The History of the Holocaust: Multiple Actors, Diverse Motives and Contradictory Developments, in: Betts, Paul/Wiese, Christian: Years of Persecution, Years of Extermination: Saul Friedländer and the Future of Holocaust Studies. pp. 31. London:: Continuum Press.
Gruner, W. (2010). Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, in: Wolf Gruner/Jörg Osterloh (Hrsg.): Das Großdeutsche Reich und die Juden. Nationalsozialistische Verfolgungspolitik in den angegliederten Gebieten,. pp. 33. Frankfurt/Main:: Campus Verlag.
 

Journal Article

Gruner, W. (2012). "¿Peregrinaciones hacia al vacio?" Los judios alemanes y su conocimiento sobre el genocidio Armenio durante del Tercer Reich, in: Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio, vol. 6 (Buenos Aires 2011), pp. 56-78. Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio. Vol. vol. 6 (2011), pp. pp. 56-78.
Gruner, W. (2012). „Peregrinations into the Void?" German Jews and their Knowledge about the Armenian Genocide during the Third Reich, in: Central European History, 45 (2012), No. 1, pp. 1–26. Central European History. Vol. 45 (2012) (No. 1), pp. pp. 1–26.
Gruner, W. (2011). "The Germans Should Expel the Foreigner Hitler". Open Protest and Other Forms of Jewish Defiance in Nazi Germany, in: Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 39 (2011), No. 2, pp. 13-53. Yad Vashem. Vol. 39 (no 2), pp. 30 pp..
 

Other

Gruner, W. (2013). The Holocaust in Germany-An annotated online bibliography. Oxford University Press.
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Member, Digital scholars program to Support Digital Humanities Publishing (USC Center for Transformative Scholarship), 2010-  
 

Advisement

Office Hours

Tuesdays : 12.45 am-1.45 pm, and with appointment by email
 

Honors and Awards

The book co-edited by Wolf Gruner und Jörg Osterloh: Das „Großdeutsche Reich" und die Juden. Nationalsozialistische Verfolgungspolitik in den „angegliederten" Gebieten (The Greater German Reich and the Jews), Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag 2010, 440 pages, was awarded one of the prizes for most outstanding German studies in humanities and social science in 2012 by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the VG WORT and the German Foreign Office, dedicated to fund a translation into English., 2012-2013   
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Senior Fellow 2011, Fall 2011   
Wolf Gruner’s book Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933-1945, part I, Vol 1: Das Deutsche Reich 1933 bis 1937 (Collection of primary Holocaust documents on Germany 1933-1937), Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag 2008) was ranked under the top five for the 2008 Historical Book of the Year prize (History 1918-1945) by H-Soz-Kult (German branch of H-Net). The book earned rank 5 out of 44 nominations by the votes of an academic jury plus the H-net subscribers, Spring 2009   
 

Service to the Profession

Conferences Organized

Planner and Organizer, "Researching the Holocaust". Second Bilateral Workshop for PhD Candidates from the United States of America and Israel , USC, Los Angeles, co-organized and hosted by the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, University of Southern California and the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem , 2013-2014   
Planner and Organizer, "Resisting the Path to Genocide: Individual Resistance", International Workshop of the 2020 Genocide Resistance Research Cluster , University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades. , Third International Workshop of the 2020 Genocide Resistance Research Cluster at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades. , 2013-2014   
Planner and Organizer, "Resisting the Path to Genocide: Groups and Networks", International Workshop of the 2020 Genocide Resistance Research Cluster , University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades., Second International Workshop of the 2020 Genocide Resistance Research Cluster at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades., 2012-2013   
Planner and Organizer, "Researching the Holocaust". First Bilateral Workshop for PhD Candidates from the United States of America and Israel, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, co-organized and hosted by the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, University of Southern California and the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem , 2010-2011   
Planner and Organizer, "Resisting the Path to Genocide: The Case of States and Societies", Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades, First International Workshop of the 2020 Genocide Resistance Research Cluster at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades., 2010-2011   
 

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Member of the International Advisory Board, Journal of Genocide Research, 04/2010-  
Member of the Editorial board, Beitraege zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, 2000-  
Co-editor of the review section, Journal of Genocide Research, 01/2005-03/2010  
 

Other Service to the Profession

Organization of the interdisciplinary research cluster "Resisting the path to Genocide" (Series of seminars, workshops, and fellowships) , 03/2010-  
Organization of the interdisciplinary studies group "Origins of Race and Racism" (series of seminars and lectures), 01/2009-  
Organization of the speaker series "Holocaust, Genocide and Race Relations in World History" (2 guest speakers per semester), 01/2009-  
 
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