Resistance Reconsidered: The Women of the Political Department at Auschwitz Birkenau
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Author's Biography |
Rebecca Elizabeth Wittmann is Assistant Professor of History at Marquette University. She completed her Ph.D. in 2001 at the University of Toronto. She has held fellowships from the DAAD, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Holocaust Educational Foundation. She is currently revising her dissertation manuscript, Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial, The Law, and the Holocaust, for publication.
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- "Legitimating the Criminal State: Former Nazi Judges on the Stand at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial." In
Lessons and Legacies VI: New Currents in Holocaust Research, ed. Jeffry Diefendorf. Chicago:
Northwestern University Press, forthcoming, 2002.
- "The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly: The Pre-Trial Investigations of the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-
65." Central European History, forthcoming, 2002.
- "Indicting Auschwitz? The Paradox of the Auschwitz Trial," German History, forthcoming, 2002.
INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
- "New Perspectives on West German Postwar Nazi Trials: The Case of the Auschwitz Trial," War Crimes
Trials Symposium, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, June 2002.
- "Confronting the Past? Germany Deals with its Auschwitz Criminals," Holocaust Education Week, Toronto
ON, October 2001.
- "The Legal Limitations of the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial: Historical and Literary Implications," CenterStage,
Baltimore MD, March 2001.
- "Prosecuting Nazis in West Germany," University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD, March 2001.
- "Auschwitz on Trial: The Pre-Trial Investigations of the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1958-63," European
History Workshop, University of Maryland, College Park MD, November 2000.
- "Legitimizing the Criminal State: Former Nazi Judges on the Stand at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial,"
Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust Conference VI, Northwestern University, Evanston IL,
- "What is Jewish Resistance?" United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, July 1999.
- "The Female Prisoners of the Political Section at Auschwitz," United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Washington DC, July 1999.
- "Distorted Lessons: Press Coverage and the Desensitization of the West German Public during the
Auschwitz Trial," Lessons and Legacies Holocaust Conference VII, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN, November 2002.
- "Narrating History: Holocaust Survivors on the Witness Stand at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial," American
Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston MA, January 2001.
- "The Women of the Political Section at Auschwitz Birkenau," Congress of the Social Sciences and
Humanities, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, May 2000.
- "Der Frankfurter Auschwitz Prozess" (in German), Annual DAAD Meeting, Bayreuth Germany, June 1998.
- Director of Research, Association for Reconciliation. September 2001-June 2002. Private Association creating a proposal for a Canadian National Holocaust Museum in Ottawa, ON.
- Member, Executive Planning Committee for conference "Lessons and Legacies VII: The Holocaust in
International Perspective," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, 2001-2.
- Research Assistant, Holocaust History (Professor Michael Marrus). Research conducted for: The Nuremberg
War Crimes Trial, 1945-56, and the Historians' Panel to Investigate Vatican Archives, 1995-2001.
- Historical Consultant, "The Investigation" by Peter Weiss, CenterStage Theater Company, Baltimore MD,
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