Fields of research
Anton Weiss-Wendt joined the Norwegian Holocaust Center as Senior Researcher in 2006. In 2018 he was promoted to Research Professor (Forsker I).
Anton mainly works in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies with focus on Nazi and Soviet mass crimes. With respect to Nazi crimes, he has published on local collaboration in the Holocaust, the treatment of Sinti and Roma, and so-called racial science. He has also done research on the history of the UN Genocide Convention and a rhetorical use of the term genocide during the Cold War. At present Anton works on history politics in contemporary Russia, including perspectives on the Holocaust and Stalin’s mass terror, and the Roma Holocaust.
Anton holds a PhD in modern Jewish history from Brandeis University in the United States.
- Comparative genocide
- Soviet and East European history
- Modern Jewish history
- War crimes trials in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe
- Local collaboration in the Holocaust
- Putin’s Russia and the Falsification of History: Reasserting Control over the Past, Bloomsbury, 2020.
- Documents on the Genocide Conventions from the American, British, and Russian Archives (London: Bloomsbury Publishers, tilgengelig fra juli 2018)
- Vol. 1 The Politics of International Humanitarian Law, 1933–1948
- Vol. 2 The Ideology of a Humanitarian Treaty, 1949–1988
- Casuistry of Blood: Genocide in the Geopolitical Discourse of the Cold War (Rutgers, NJ: University of Rutgers Press, tilgengelig fra sommer 2018)
- The Soviet Union and the Gutting of the Genocide Convention (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2017)
- On the Margins: Essays on the History of Jews in Estonia (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017)
- Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945 (together With Rory Yeomans) (Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 2013)
- The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (New York: Berghahn Books, 2013)
- Eradicating Differences: The Treatment of Minorities in Nazi-Dominated Europe, 2010)
- Small-Town Russia: Childhood Memories of the Final Soviet Decade (Gainesville, FL: Florida Academic Press, 2010)
- Murder Without Hatred: Estonians and the Holocaust (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009)