Peter Longerich

Peter Longerich, born in 1955, professor of modern history at the Royal Holloway College of the University of London and the founder of the college’s Holocaust Research Centre, has been active at the Bundeswehr University in Munich since 2013.

The internationally renowned expert on the history of Nazism has published numerous documentations and overall presentations; his books on the Politics of Destruction (1998) and how the German population viewed this period, “We Knew Nothing of All This” (2006) are standard works. His biographies of Heinrich Himmler. A Life (2008), Goebbels: A Biography (2010) and Hitler (2015) were acclaimed worldwide.