Experts in the Field of Genocide


Gerald J. Steinacher joined the Department of History at UNL in 2011 from Harvard University, where he had been a fellow at the Center for European Studies. His research focuses on 20th-century European history with an emphasis on the Holocaust, National Socialism and Italian fascism. Steinacher’s 2011 book, “Nazis on the Run: How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice,” examines the post-war fate of Nazis and Holocaust perpetrators and the institutions facilitating their escape from Europe. The book was published by Oxford University Press and has been translated into several languages. It was awarded the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. His 2017 book, “Humanitarians at War: The Red Cross in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” examines the lessons learned by the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross from its handling of the Holocaust, and the ensuing policy changes regarding genocide and victims of war. His research has repeatedly been featured in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Jerusalem Post and the German weekly Der Spiegel among others.