Omer Bartov (Hebrew: עֹמֶר בַּרְטוֹב; pronounced [ʕoˈmer ˈbartov]; born 1954) is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and Professor of History and Professor of German Studies at Brown University.[1]

Omer Bartov
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Omer Bartov
NationalityIsraeli, American
Alma mater
Known forHolocaust studies

The son of Israel Prize-winning author Hanoch Bartov,[2] Bartov was born in Israel and attended Tel Aviv University and St. Antony's College, Oxford. As a historian, Bartov is most noted for his studies of the German Army in World War II. Bartov has challenged the popular view that the German Army was an apolitical force that had little involvement in war crimes or crimes against humanity in World War II. Bartov has argued that the Wehrmacht was a deeply Nazi institution that played a key role in the Holocaust in the occupied areas of the Soviet Union.

Bartov, a 1989 to 1992 Junior Harvard fellow[3] and 2002 Guggenheim fellow, is one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of genocide.[4][5] The Forward calls Bartov "one of the foremost scholars of Jewish life in Galicia".[6]


  • The Eastern Front, 1941–1945: German Troops and the Barbarization of Warfare, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001
  • "Historians on the Eastern Front Andreas Hillgruber and Germany's Tragedy", pages 325–345 from Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte, Volume 16, 1987
  • Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich, Oxford Paperbacks, 1992
  • Hitlers Wehrmacht. Soldaten, Fanatismus und die Brutalisierung des Krieges. (German edition) ISBN 3-499-60793-X.
  • Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation, Oxford University Press, 1996
  • Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity, Oxford University Press, 2002
  • Germany's War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories, Cornell University Press, 2003
  • The "Jew" in Cinema: From The Golem to Don't Touch My Holocaust, Indiana University Press, 2005
  • Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine, Princeton University Press, 2007 (ISBN 978-0-691-13121-4). Paperback 2015 (ISBN 9780691166551).[7]
  • Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz, Simon & Schuster, 2018


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  1. ^ "Bartov, Omer". Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  2. ^ "ההיסטוריון בעקבות גיא ההריגה: "מצאתי אירועים שלא תועדו באף ספר"". Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Current and Former Junior Fellows by Term". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Bildner Center Event: Omer Bartov". Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  5. ^ Brown University German Studies
  6. ^ Tracing Galicia: A Talk With Omer Bartov, History, By Joshua Cohen, Forward, December 11, 2007
  7. ^ Bartov, Omer. "Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine". Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Past Winners". Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  9. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 20, 2011.