Harold Marcuse

Professor of History


Harold Marcuse has worked extensively on memorial sites, historical monuments, and the reception of the Nazi past in Germany from 1945 to the present. He has published articles on Holocaust memorials, memorial sites, and museums, as well as on the politics of memory. In 1985 he co-produced an exhibition about monuments and memorials commemorating events of the Nazi era, which was shown in nearly thirty German cities, including Dachau. His major book, Legacies of Dachau: The Uses and Abuses of a Concentration Camp, 1933-2001 (Cambridge University Press, 2001), traces the local, regional, national and international reception of a concentration camp, and Nazi atrocities more generally, from the beginning of the Nazi period to the new millennium.