Professor Szejnmann is Chair of the National Holocaust Centre's Academic Advisory Board and Professor of Modern History at Loughborough University. Most of his work focuses on how contemporaries responded to Nazism and genocide, and how Germans and non-Germans have come to terms with the Second World War and the Holocaust after 1945. Professior Szejnmann is editor (together with Olaf Jensen) of the book series The Holocaust and its Contexts with Palgrave Macmillan; Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Politics, Religion & Ideology; and Member of the Advisory Board of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies. Currently he is working on a number of projects. A Companion to Nazi Germany (co-editor for Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming 2016) seeks to take stock of, reflect on, and suggest new avenues for research and engagement on some of the major issues surrounding Nazism and the Third Reich and their undiminishing importance and relevance in today’s societies. Contesting the Rise of the Nazis for Wiley Blackwell Publishers (2017) will offer a comprehensive survey and new interpretations in the field.  Professor Szejnmann's main research project focuses on Capitalism and its Discontents in Modern Germany. During the world economic slump from the late 1920s capitalism’s future and Germany’s place in it looked bleak, leading to a powerful anti-capitalist Zeitgeist from which the Nazis benefitted most.