David M. Crowe

(*1943), USA

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David M. Crowe is an American professor of history and law, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He began his career at the U.S. National Archives as a Russia specialist. Gradually, he became a highly respected expert on international criminal law, the Holocaust and the history of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as on 20th century China. He has lectured at some of the most prestigious universities in the United States and Europe, such as Elon University and Columbia University, and has taught at universities in Heidelberg, Budapest and Bucharest. His expert publications have been translated into several languages. Crowe’s body of work includes a biography of Oskar Schindler, focused on the history of the Holocaust. This extensive, comprehensive and internationally recognised work is the cornerstone of Holocaust education in the Czech Republic. His book A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia is described as the most comprehensive work on the Roma in English. He has also published dozens of articles in the New York Times, the Jerusalem Post, Dziennik Polski, Pravda, Der Spiegel and others.

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