Devin O. Pendas

Prof. Ph. D. Devin O. Pendas

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2478

Position / Tätigkeit:

Associate Professor

Forschungs- und Interessengebiete:
  • europäische Nachkriegsgeschichte
  • NS-Prozesse
  • Geschichte des Völkerrechts
  • Kriegsverbrechen
wichtigste Veröffentlichungen:

“I didn’t know what Auschwitz was”: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial and the German Press, 1963–1965, in: Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 12 (2000), S. 387-446

“Law, not Vengeance”: Human Rights, the Rule of Law and the Claims of Memory in German Holocaust Trials, in: Mark Bradley (Hg.), Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights, New Brunswick 2002

Truth and its Consequences: Reflections on Political, Historical and Legal “Truth” in West German Holocaust Trials, in: traverse: Zeitschrift für Geschichte/Revue d’histoire 11 (2004), S. 25-38

The Historiography of Horror: The Auschwitz Trial and the German Historical Imagination, in: Jeffry M. Diefendorf (Hg.), Lessons and Legacies VI: New Currents in Holocaust Research, Evanston 2004, S. 209-230

The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963–1965: Genocide, History and the Limits of the Law, Cambridge 2006

Eichmann in Jerusalem, Arendt in Frankfurt: The Eichmann Trial, the Auschwitz Trial and the Banality of Justice, in: New German Critique 34 (2007), S. 77-109

“The Magical Scent of the Savage”: Colonial Violence, the Crisis of Civilization and the Origins of the Legalist Paradigm of War, in: Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 30 (2007), S. 29-53