Wolf Gruner, PhD, Director, Center for Advanced Genocide Research

Originally from Germany, Wolf Gruner is a historian and a specialist for the research on the Holocaust and German-Jewish history, topics on which he published eleven books and around 60 articles and book chapters by now. Currently, he is finishing a book manuscript on the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, while also conducting exciting research on forgotten acts of individual defiance, opposition and resistance of German and Austrian Jews during the Holocaust. Additional areas of research include the comparative history of mass violence and its resistance on a global scale, as well as racial and state discrimination against indigenous populations, especially in Latin America. His most recent book, Parias de la Patria, challenges the myth of the liberation of the indigenous people in the postcolonial 19th-century Republic of Bolivia and was published with Plural Editores, La Paz, Bolivia. He arrived at the University of Southern California in 2008 straight from Berlin as the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies. Dr. Gruner established and co-directed the USC Dornsife 2020 interdisciplinary research cluster: “Resisting the Path to Genocides” (2010-2014). In 2014, Dr. Gruner became the founding director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

Publications

Gruner, W. (2015). Parias de la Patria. El mito de la liberación de las Indígenas en la República de Bolivia 1825-1890 (Parias de la Patria. The myth of the liberation of the indigenous people in the Republic of Bolivia). La Paz: Plural Editores. PubMed Web Address Book Seller
Gruner, Wolf and Joerg Osterloh (Ed.). (2015). THE GREATER GERMAN REICH AND THE JEWS. Nazi Persecution Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935-1945. New York: Berghahn Books. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. Das Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren und die Juden. Lokale Initiativen, regionale Maßnahmen, zentrale Entscheidungen und ihr Einfluss auf die jüdische Bevölkerung 1939-1945. Goettingen: Wallstein Verlag.
Gruner, W. (2014). The Persecution of the Jews in Berlin 1933-1945 A Chronology of Measures by the Authorities in the German Capital. Berlin: Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Gruner, W. (2013). Gedenkort Rosenstraße 2-4: Internierung and Protest im NS-Staat (Memorial. Rosenstrasse 2-4. Internment and Protest in the Nazi state). Berlin: Hentrich and Hentrich. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, Wolf and Osterloh, Jörg (Ed.). (2010). Das „Großdeutsche Reich" und die Juden. Nationalsozialistische Verfolgungspolitik in den angegliederten Gebieten. Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2009). Judenverfolgung in Berlin 1933-1945. Eine Chronologie der Behördenmaßnahmen in der Reichshauptstadt (The Persecution of the Berlin Jews. A Chronology). Berlin: Topographie des Terrors. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2008). Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Racial Aims (1938-1944) Revised Paperback edition. New York: Cambridge University Press. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, Wolf (Ed.). (2008). Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933-1945, part I, Vol 1: Das Deutsche Reich 1933 bis 1937 (Collection of primary Holocaust documents on Germany 1933-1937). Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2006). Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Racial Aims (1938-1944). New York: Cambridge University Press. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2005). Widerstand in der Rosenstraße. Die Fabrik-Aktion und die Verfolgung der „Mischehen" 1943 (Resistance in the Rosenstrasse. The Factory Raid and the Persecution of the „Mixed Marriages"). Frankfurt/Main: S. Fischer-Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (2002). Öffentliche Wohlfahrt und Judenverfolgung. Wechselwirkungen lokaler und zentraler Politik im NS-Staat (1933-1942) (Public Welfare and the Persecution of Jews. Local vs. Centralized Policy-making in the Nazi State). Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, Wolf and Nolzen, Armin (Ed.). (2001). Bürokratien: Initiative und Effizienz (Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, Bd. 17 (: Bureaucracy: Initiative and Efficiency. Essays on the History of National Socialism, vol. 17 ). Berlin: Assoziation a.
Gruner, W. (2000). Zwangsarbeit und Verfolgung. Österreichische Juden im NS-Staat 1938-1945 (Forced Labor and the Persecution of Austrian Jews 1938-1945). Innsbruck-Vienna-Munich: Studien-Verlag. PubMed Web Address
Gruner, W. (1997). Der Geschlossene Arbeitseinsatz deutscher Juden. Zwangsarbeit als ein Element der Verfolgung 1938-1943 (The Compulsory Labor Project for German Jews. Forced Labor as an Element of Persecution 1938-1943). Berlin: Metropol-Verlag.
Gruner, W. (1996). Judenverfolgung in Berlin 1933-1945. Eine Chronologie der Behördenmaßnahmen in der Reichshauptstadt (The Persecution of the Berlin Jews. A Chronology). Berlin: Hentrich.