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Fellows for Academic Year 2015-2016

Shklar/USF Fellows for 2015-2016

Paolo Fonzi

Paolo Fonzi

University of Naples and Humbolt University of Berlin, History

Title of Research:

“German Documents of the Great Famine”

Paolo Fonzi received his PhD in history, jointly awarded by the University of Naples and Humbolt University of Berlin, with a dissertation on monetary plans for a National Socialist Grossraumwirtschaft, 1939-1945, which was published as a book in 2011. He has been Research Fellow at the National Institute for the History of the National Liberation Movement (Milan) and at the German Historical Institute (Rome). His main research interests include German history in the 20th century, with a particular focus on National Socialism and the German occupations during the Second War World, theories and history of fascism as a transnational phenomenon, and German perception of the Soviet Union during the Weimar Republic and Nazi era. While at HURI he will continue conducting research on “German Documents of the Great Famine”.

HURI Presentation: What Germans Knew and How It Affected Them: Paolo Fonzi on the Great Famine