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Robert Jan van Pelt

University Professor

Cultural historian and author, Robert Jan earned a D.Litt. from Leiden University and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of his scholarly work. He has written several highly acclaimed books, and he is world-renowned for his extensive research into issues surrounding the architecture of the Holocaust. He recently completed a book on Jewish refugees from Nazi persecution, and he is presently working on a book on the culture of tourist trips to the death camps in Germany and Poland. He will be teaching the First Year Cultural History course this fall. Research interests include: History and philosophy of architecture and urbanism; the history of the Holocaust; German extermination camps; Holocaust denial; problems in historiography.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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