The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Previous Winners

2012

Category A 

Joint winners:

Prof Mary Fulbrook: A Small Town near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

Dr Christiane KullerFinanzverwaltung und Judenverfolgung Antisemitische Fiskalpolitik und Verwaltungspraxis im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland

The Judges also commended Dr Bernhard Rieger for The People's Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle.

Category B 

Joint winners:

Dr Elissa BemporadBecoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk

Dr Stefanie FischerÖkonomisches Vertrauen und antisemitische Gewalt: Jüdische Viehhändler in Mittelfranken, 1919-1939

The Judges also commended Dr Winson Chu for The German Minority in Interwar Poland and Dr Stefan Hördler for Ordnung und Inferno. Das KZ-System im letzten Kriegsjahr.

2011

Category A

Dr Alexander Korb (UK): In the Shadow of the World War. Mass violence by the Ustaša against Serbs, Jews and Roma in Croatia, 1941-45

Dr Josie McLellan (UK): Love in the Time of Communism: Intimacy and Sexuality in the GDR

The panel also commended Dr Tim Cole (UK) for Traces of the Holocaust: Journeying in and out of the Ghettos.

Category B

Dr Nicole Kramer (Germany): 'Volksgenossinnen' an der 'Heimatfront': Mobilisierung, Verhalten, Erinnerung.

Edith Sheffer (USA): Burned Bridge: How East & West Germans made the Iron Curtain.

2010

Category A

Dr Paul Betts (UK): Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic

The panel also commended Professor Catherine Epstein (USA) for Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland and Dr Juliane Fürst (UK) for Stalin's Last Generation

Category B

Dr Monica Black (USA):Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany

The panel also commended Professor Michael Meng (USA) for Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Sites in Postwar Germany and Poland

2009

Catagory A

Dr Tim Müller (Germany): Radikale, Krieger und Gelehrte: Linksintellektuelle, amerikanische Geheimdienste und philanthropische Stiftungen im Kalten Krieg

Dr Dirk Rupnow (Austria): "Judenforschung" im "Dritten Reich". Wissenschaft zwischen Politik, Propaganda und Ideologie

The panel also commended Dr Myers-Feinstein (USA) for Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Germany, 1945-1957

Category B

Joint winners:

Ms Hannah Ahlheim (Germany): "Deutsche, Kauft nicht bei Juden". Antisemitismus und politischer Boycott in Deutschland, 1924 bis 1935

Dr Hester Vaizey (UK): The German Family, 1939-1956: Nazism, War and Reconstruction

The panel also commended Dr Julie Schmid (Germany) for Kampf um das Deutschtum. The German-national Community of Experience in Austria and the German Empire (1890-1914) and Dr Felicia Yap (UK) for Captives of Empire: Colonial Society Under Japanese Internment, 1942-45

2008

Category A

Joint winners:

Dr Neil Gregor (UK): In Streicher's Shadow: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past

Dr Stanislao Pugliese (USA): Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone

Category B

Dr Anna Menge (UK): The Power of Myth: Hindenburg 1914-1934

The panel also commended Dr Nir Arieli (Israel) for Fascist Italy and the Middle East, 1935-1940 and Dr Scott Ury (Israel) for Red Banner, Blue Star: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry.

2007

Category A

Dr Benjamin Hett: Crossing Hitler: Hans Litten's Legal Struggle Against Adolf Hitler and the Nazis

Category B

Joint winners:

Dr Andrew C Donson: Youth in the Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, Authority in Germany, 1914-1918

Dr Björn Michael Felder: Lettland im Ausnahmezustand. Sowjetische und nationalsozialistische Besatzung und die Reaktionen der Bevölkerung 1940-1946

2006

Category A

Dr Atina Grossmann (USA): Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany

The panel also warmly commended Dr Marline Otte for Jewish Identities in German Popular Entertainment, 1890-1933

Category B

Dr Alexander Watson (UK): The Chances of Survival. Personal Risk Assessment and Attitudes to Death among German and British soldiers in the Great War, 1914-1918

Dr Riccarda Torriani (Switzerland): Nazis into Germans: Re-education and democratisation in the British and French Occupation Zones 1945-1949

2005

Category A

Dr Rebecca Wittmann (Canada): Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial

Category B

Dr Eagle Glassheim (USA): Noble Nationalists: The Transformation of the Bohemian Aristocracy

2004

Category A

Professor Marci Shore (USA): Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968

Category B

Dr Robert Gerwarth (UK): Bismarck in Weimar: Germany's First Democracy and the Civil War of Memories (1918-1933)

2003

Category A

No category A prize awarded.

Category B

Winners:

Dr Chad Bryant: Making the Czechs German: Nationality and Nazi Rule in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945

Dr Cynthia V Hooper: Terror From Within: Participation and Coercion in Soviet Power, 1924-1964

Dr Kristin Semmens: Domestic Tourism in the Third Reich

2002

Category A

Professor Helmut Walser Smith (USA): The Butchers Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town

Category B

Dr Vandana Joshi (India): Verhaltensmuster von Frauen im NS Alltag (1933-1945)

2001

Category A

Dr Karel C Berkhoff (Netherlands): Hitler's Clean Slate: Soviet Ukraine under Nazi Rule 1941 – 1944

Category B

Dr Alon Rachamimov (Israel): Austro-Hungarian POWs in Russia 1914 – 1918

Dr Nikolaus Wachsmann (Germany/Great Britain): Reform and Repression: Prisons and penal Policy in Germany 1918-1939

2000

Category A

Joint winners:

Dr Mark Roseman (UK): The Past in Hiding

Prof John Horne & Dr Alan Kramer (Ireland): German Atrocities in 1914: Meanings and Memories of War

Category B

Dr Maureen Healy (USA): Vienna Falling: Total War and Everyday Life, 1914 –1918

1999

Category A

Prof Robert Moeller (USA): War Stories: the Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany

Category B

Dr des Till van Rahden (Germany): Juden und andere Breslauer: die Beziehungen zwischen Juden, Protestanten und Katholiken in einer deutschen Grosstadt von 1860 bis 1925

1998

Category A

Dr Joanna Bourke (UK): An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare

Category B

Dr Gunnar S Paulsson (UK): Hiding in Warsaw: The Jews on the 'Aryan Side' in the Polish Capital, 1940-1945

1997

Category A

Prof Vicki Caron (USA): Uneasy Asylum: France and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1932-1942

Category B

Dr Nicholas Doumanis (Australia): Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean

1996

Prof Jeffrey Herf: Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanies

Prof Marion Kaplan: Jewish Lives in Nazi Germany: Women, Families and Daily Struggles

Dr Neil Gregor: Rationalisation Policy at Daimler-Benz AG 1939-1945

Dr Rainer Liedtke: Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester, c. 1850-1914

1995

Prof André Liebich: From the Other Shore: Russian Social Democracz after 1921

Prof Omer Bartov: Murder in our Midst: the Holocaust, Industrial Killing an Representation

Dr Jo Reilly: Britain and Belsen


1994

Prof Richard J Evans“From Execution to Extermination” Capital punishment in Germany from 1918-1945

Welf Zöller: Der Bund des Russischen Volkes

1993

Dr Mark Mazower: Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-1944

Dr Nathan Stolzfus: Resistance at Heart: The Rosenstrasse Protest and the Case of German-Jewish Intermarriage

Prof Stefan Kuehl: The Nazi Connection: American Racism, Eugenics and National Socialism


1992

Dr Louise London: British Immigration Control Precedures and Jewish Refugees

Dr Walter Manoschek: “Serbien ist Judenfrei!” Militärische Besatzungspolitik und Judenvernichtung in Serbien 1941/42

Guido Fackler: “We never would have survived without music” Jazz im KZ Theresienstadt

Margit Reiter: "Ehrbarer Antisemitismus" - "Hilfloser Antifaschismus" und Palästina-Solidarität der Neuen Linken der BRD im Schatten der NS-Vergangenheit

1991

Dr Mark Levene: War, Jews and The New Europe: a Study of the Diplomacy of Lucien Wolf.  1914-1919

Angela Schwarz: Die Reise ins Dritte Reich.  Britische Augenzeugen im Nationalsozialistischen Deutschland (1933-1939)


1990

Prof Richard Breitman: The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Plans for the "Final Solution"


Tillmann Krach: Jüdische Rechtsanwälte in Preussen: über die Bedeutung der freien Advokatur und ihre Zerstörung durch den Nationalsozialismus


1989

Prof Margaret F Stieg: Public Libraries in Nazi Germany