Alexander Korb is Director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Leicester. His research centers on European conflict history with a focus on political and social implications of mass violence, as well as 20th century intellectual history of Germany and its connections to Europe and the wider world. Korb worked on popular reactions to the Nazi persecution of the Jews in pre-war Germany, the system of concentration camps, and mass violence on the Balkans. His prize-winning book “In the Shadow of World War Two” deals with the genocidal Ustaša-regime in wartime Croatia and is forthcoming with Oxford University press in an English edition. In his current research project he examines how formerly fascist German intellectuals turned into democrats after 1945, and what they thought about Europe, political participation and their own involvement across the regimes.
Before coming to the UK, Alex Korb worked in several Holocaust-related museums (e.g. the Wannsee Memorial and the Sachsenhausen Memorial Site). This sparked his interest in the different modes of representing the Holocaust in museums across Europe.