Christ, Michaela, Mary Fulbrook, and Wendy Lower. "Everyday Violence.” Ruptures in the Everyday: Views of Modern Germany from the Ground, edited by Andrew Stuart Bergerson and Leonard Schmieding, Berghahn Press, 2017, pp. 201-226.
Abstract: This volume looks at everyday history as a concept and integrated approach, and showcases themes, such as violence. Fulbrook is a top scholar of German political and social history, Christ recently published a book in Germany that applies Geertzian theory to violence in Ukraine. My contribution was a focus on gender as a factor in escalating and de-escalating the perpetration of genocide. The challenge here was to combine all of our approaches to case studies of the Holocaust in eastern Europe. In addition to the different gendered roles that influenced behavior, we discovered the influence of the time of day in which events occurred, emotions, familial pressures, and work routines, among other factors.
Lower, Wendy. "Partners in Crime: Moving Beyond Women's History to the Gendered Dynamics of the Holocaust." East Central Europe, vol. 44, issue 1, 2017, pp. 170-174.
Abstract: Leading authors were asked to ready my book Hitler's Furies, and submit critical reviews, to which I responded. Taking their praise and criticism as a starting point, I suggest new ways of analyzing sources in women's history, and stress the theme of sexism-- alongside nationalism, imperialism, racism and anti-semitism--as an under-appreciated "ism" in the historical causes of genocide and Hitler's regime.
Lower, Wendy, and Lauren Faulkner Rossi, eds. Lessons and Legacies XII: New Directions in Holocaust Research and Education. Northwestern University Press, 2017.
Abstract: This volume is the result of the leading biennial international conference on the Holocaust that was convened at Northwestern University in 2012. It contains 19 essays and an introduction authored by scholars in Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Israel, France, Canada, Argentina, and the USA. Featuring the most cutting-edge methods and topics shaping Holocaust studies today, the scholarship draws from a variety of disciplines: forensics, environmental history, cultural studies, religious studies, labor history, film studies, history of medicine, sociology, pedagogy, and public history. This rich compendium reveals how far Holocaust studies have reached into cultural studies, perpetrator history, and comparative genocide history.
Port, Andrew I. “Holocaust Scholarship and Politics in the Public Sphere: Reexamining the Causes, Consequences, and Controversy of the Historikerstreit and Goldhagen Debate: A Forum with Gerrit Dworok, Richard J. Evans, Mary Fulbrook, Wendy Lower, A. Dirk Moses, Jeffrey K. Olick, and Timothy D. Snyder.” Central European History, vol. 50, issue 3, 2017, pp. 375-403.
Abstract: Last year marked the thirtieth anniversary of the so-called Historikerstreit (historians’ quarrel), as well as the twentieth anniversary of the lively debate sparked by the publication in 1996 of Daniel J. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. To mark the occasion, Central European History (CEH) has invited a group of seven specialists from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States to comment on the nature, stakes, and legacies of the two controversies, which attracted a great deal of both scholarly and popular attention at the time.