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Norman Naimark

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Name  Norman Naimark
Role  Historian
Education  Stanford University

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Books  Stalin's Genocides, Fires of hatred, The Russians in Germany, Terrorists and social democrats, The history of the "proletariat"

“Genocides: A World History” featuring Norman Naimark

Norman M. Naimark (; born 1944 in New York City) is an American historian. He is Robert and Florence McDonnel Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford University, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He writes on modern Eastern European history, genocide, and ethnic cleansing in the region.



Naimark received all of his degrees at Stanford. He taught at Boston University, and was a fellow at Harvard University's Russian Research Center before returning to Stanford as a member of the faculty in the 1980s. Naimark is of Jewish heritage; his parents were born in Galicia.

He is a member of the editorial boards of a number of professional journals such as:

  • The American Historical Review
  • The Journal of Contemporary History
  • The Journal of Cold War Studies
  • He has been awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit by Germany.

    He is most known to the public for his acclaimed study The Russians In Germany.

    Naimark is the Spring 2011 recipient of Alex Springer Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin.

    Published works


  • A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press, 2011 (Paperback ed. 2012, ISBN 978-0199930371). (Editor, together with Ronald Grigor Suny and Fatma Müge Göçek)
  • Stalin's Genocides (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity). Princeton University Press, 2010.
  • Fires Of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing In 20th Century Europe (Harvard, 2001)
  • The Russians In Germany: The History Of The Soviet Zone Of Occupation, 1945–1949 (Harvard, 1995)
  • Terrorists And Social Democrats: The Russian Revolutionary Movement Under Alexander III'' (Harvard, 1983)
  • The History Of The "Proletariat": The Emergence Of Marxism In The Kingdom Of Poland, 1870–1887 (Columbia, 1979)
  • Essays

  • “Totalitarian States and the History of Genocide”. Telos 136 (Summer 2006). New York: Telos Press.
  • Remembering Genocide in Srebrenica July 13, 2005
  • Facing Up to Kosova April 24, 2000
  • References

    Norman Naimark Wikipedia