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Paul Bartrop

Professor of History & Director of The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Genocide Studies
Phone: (239) 590-7239
E-Mail: pbartrop@fgcu.edu
Office: LIB 332

Education
Ph.D., Monash
Dip. Ed., Melborne
M.A., La Trobe
B.A. Hons, La Trobe 

Research and Teaching Interests: Holocaust, Genocide Studies 

Courses Offered

  • EUH 3241 The Holocaust
  • EUH 2031 History of Modern Europe
  • EUH 3465 History of Nazi Germany
  • HIS 3930 Special Topic, Modern Jewish History
  • WHO 3231 Genocide in World History

Books

  • Experiencing Genocide: Personal Accounts from Victims, Perpetrators, and Witnesses ( ABC-CLIO, in press).
  • A Biographical Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good (ABC-CLIO, 2012).
  • with Steven Leonard Jacobs, Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide (Routledge, 2011).
  • Co-edited with Samuel Totten, The Genocide Studies Reader (Routledge, 2009).
  • With Samuel Totten and Steven Leonard Jacobs, A Dictionary of Genocide, 2 volumes (Greenwood Press, 2007).
  • Co-edited with Samuel Totten and Steven Leonard Jacobs, Teaching about the Holocaust: Essays by College and University Teachers (Praeger, 2004).
  • Bolt from the Blue: Australia, Britain and the Chanak Crisis (Halstead Press, 2002).
  • Surviving the Camps: Unity in Adversity during the Holocaust (University Press of America, 2000).
  • Editor, False Havens: The British Empire and the Holocaust (University Press of America, 1995).
  • Australia and the Holocaust, 1933-45 (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 1994).
  • Editor, The Dunera Affair: A Documentary Resource Book (Jewish Museum of Australia/Schwartz and Wilkinson, 1990).

Recent Articles

  • "Political Realism, Sovereignty and Intervention: Is Genocide Prevention Really Possible in a World of Nation States?", in Deborah Mayersen and Annie Pohlman (eds), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 119-135.
  • "Getting the Terminology Right: Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and Crimes against Humanity in Biafra," in Chima J. Korieh (ed.), The Nigeria-Biafra War: Genocide and the Politics of Memory, Amherst (NY): Cambria Press, 2012, pp. 43-59.
  • "Genocide, Rape, and the Movies," in Carol Rittner and John K. Roth (eds), Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide, St. Paul (MN): Paragon House, 2012, pp. 177-194."
  • Righteousness in the Face of Evil," in Colin Tatz (ed.), Genocide Perspectives IV: Essays on Holocaust and Genocide, Sydney: Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2012, pp. 465-490.
  • "Massacre and the Movies: Soldier Blue and the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864," in Kristi M. Wilson and Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli (eds), Film and Genocide, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012, pp. 109-212.
  • "'Almost indescribable and unbelievable:' The Garrett Report and the Future of Jewish Refugee Immigration to Australia in 1939," Journal of Ecumenical Studies, vol. 46, no. 4 (Fall 2011), pp. 549-556.
  • "Portrayals of Christians in Holocaust Movies: Priests in Dachau and Volker Schlöndorff's The Ninth Day," Shofar, vol. 28, no. 4 (Summer 2010), pp. 28-40
  • "Authority can take no risks: Australia and the Internment of Enemy Aliens during the Second World War," in Emily Turner-Graham and Christine Winter (eds), National Socialism in Oceania: A Critical Evaluation of its Effect and Aftermath, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010, pp. 131-145.
  • "The Ten Commandments, the Holocaust, and Reflections on Genocide," in Steven Leonard Jacobs (ed.), Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Lanham (MD): Lexington Books, 2009, pp. 209-221.
  • "The Evolution and Devolution of a World Apart: The Nazi Concentration Camps and the Holocaust," in Steven Leonard Jacobs (ed.), Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber, West Lafayette (IN): Purdue University Press, 2009, pp. 255-275.

Recent Invited Addresses

  • "When Good Breaks Out during Genocide: Case Studies of Heroic Acts in the Face of Evil," Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, 1 August 2012.
  • "The Kristallnacht as Seen from Australia, November 1938," Annual Ida E. King Memorial Lecture, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 10 November 2011.
  • Keynote Address, Assyrian Genocide Martyrs' Commemoration, Melbourne, 14 August 2011.
  • Keynote Address, Assyrian Genocide Martyrs' Commemoration, Melbourne, 8 August 2010.
  • "False Havens: The British Empire and the Holocaust," Department of History, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 25 September 2009.
  • "Genocide as a Problem for Our Times: Never Again or Whenever Again?", annual Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture, Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, NSW Parliament House, Sydney, 24 April 2009.
  • "Remembering the Armenian Genocide after the Age of Genocide," annual April 24 Armenian Genocide Commemoration, Sydney, 19 April 2009.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • "When Good Breaks Out during Genocide: Case Studies of Heroic Acts in the Face of Evil," paper presented at 3rd Global Conference on Genocide, International Network of Genocide Scholars, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, June 28-July 1, 2012.
  • "Jewish Refugee Rescue before World War II: Judging Failure, or Seeking Understanding?", delivered at The Future of Holocaust Studies Conference, University of Southampton/University of Winchester, United Kingdom, July 29-31, 2013
  • "Considering Genocide Testimony: Three Case Studies from the Armenian, Pontic, and Assyrian Genocides," delivered at The Ottoman Turkish Genocides of Anatolian Christians: A Common Case Study Conference, Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL, May 10-11, 2013.
  • "Thousands of Tears in a World of Pain: Survivor Testimony and the Guatemalan Genocide of 1982,' delivered at Hispanic Heritage Month Academic Seminar, New Directions in the Social and Political History of Colombia and Latin America, Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL, October 18, 2012.
  • "The Wannsee Conference: A Decision, or a Confirmation?", paper presented at 42nd Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, 12-14 May 2012.
  • "The Seventh Cross (1944) and the Cinematic Concentration Camp," paper presented at Western Jewish Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 25-26 March 2012.
  • "Adolf Eichmann at the Movies: An Examination of Film Portrayals of Eichmann and their Significance," paper presented at Midwest Jewish Studies Association Annual Conference, Oakland University, Michigan, 23-24 October 2011.
  • "Holocaust Studies and Genocide Studies: Is there a Difference? And if, so, Why," paper presented at 10th International Holocaust Studies Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 19-22 October 2011.
  • "'Action Equals Intent:' The Equation of Criminal Actions with the Issue of Intention, An Historical Perspective," paper presented at A Contextual View of Genocidal Intent Conference, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, 21-23 September 2011.
  • "The Question of Genocide in the Nineteenth Century: Warrigal Creek, A Case Study," paper presented at Aftermath: Holocaust Survivors in Australia, 2nd Annual Dr Jan Randa Conference in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University, Melbourne, 5-6 June 2011.
  • "A Landscape of Desolation: Francesco Rosi's The Truce," paper presented at Western Jewish Studies Association Conference, San Diego, California, 10-11 April 2011.
  • "The Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946: What was Really on Trial? Nuremberg from a Historian's View," paper presented at 31st Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, Millersville University, Pennsylvania, 7-8 April 2011.
  • "Political Realism, Sovereignty and Intervention: Is Genocide Prevention Really Possible in a World of Nation States?", paper presented at Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the Asia-Pacific: Legacies and Prevention, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland, 21-22 March 2011.

Awards and Offices

  • Vice-President, Midwest Jewish Studies Association, 2012-2013.
  • Assyrian Community of Victoria Excellence Award, 2011
  • Friend of the Armenian Community, Melbourne, 2008
  • Supported Researcher, University of South Australia, 1996
  • Nomination for United States National Jewish Book Award for False Havens: The British Empire and the Holocaust, 1995
  • President, Australian Association of Jewish Studies, 1991-1993
  • Honorary Life Membership, Jewish Museum of Australia, 1990

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