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Klein, Dennis Ph.D.

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Klein, Dennis Ph.D.

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Dr. Klein is the author or editor of four books, including Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement (University of Chicago Press, 1985), Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto (Little, Brown in cooperation with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1997), and The Genocidal Mind (Paragon, 2005). 

He is founding editor in chief of Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies and founding director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Braun Center for Holocaust Studies. He is a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa, and recipient of numerous research awards. His current work on post-traumatic testimonies and forgiveness theory is anthologized in Memory, Narrative, and Forgiveness (Cambridge Scholars Press), the 10th anniversary Truth and Reconciliation Commission conference volume, and Jean Améry and the Philosophy of Torture (Lexington Books). 

Department/Division: History/HSS

Degree Information: Ph.D. in History, University of Rochester; Post-Doctoral Fellow in European History, Harvard University

Courses Taught: History of Germany; Weimar Germany; Nazi Era; Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity; Survival Strategies in Modern Jewish History; History of the Holocaust; Comparative Genocide; Senior Seminar in History; and American Jewish History.

Primary Area of Expertise: History, with an emphasis on trauma studies.

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