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  • Biographies of Contributors

Eric T. Jennings is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto (Victoria College). He is the author of Vichy in the Tropics: Pétain’s National Revolution in Madagascar, Guadeloupe and Indochina, 1940–1944 (2001), and co-editor with Jacques Cantier of L’Empire colonial sous Vichy (2004). His previous work on colonial emigration includes: “Last Exit from Vichy France: The Martinique Escape Route and the Ambiguities of Emigration, 1940–1941,” The Journal of Modern History 74 (June 2002). A specialist in French imperial history, he also has published extensively on colonial-era Madagascar.

Jürgen Matthäus is Director of Applied Research at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he was a Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow from 1994 to 1995. He received his Ph.D. in history in 1992 from Ruhr University in Bochum, and has taught in the United States, Germany, and Australia. He is co-author of Ausbildungsziel Judenmord? “Weltanschauliche Erziehung” von SS, Polizei und Waffen-SS im Rahmen der “Endlösung” (2003); and contributor to Christopher Browning’s The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939–March 1942 (2004); as well as co-editor of Contemporary Responses to the Holocaust (2005), Deutsche, Juden, Völkermord: Der Holocaust als Geschichte und Gegenwart (2006); Einsatzgruppen in Polen: Darstellung und Dokumentation (forthcoming, 2008); and Atrocities on Trial: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Prosecuting War Crimes (forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum).

Vladimir Solonari received his Ph.D. in history from Moscow State University in 1986. Between 1990 and 2001 he served as a member of Moldovan Parliament as well as of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He is the author of a number of articles on the history of Romania and Moldova. From 2001 to 2002 he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and then the National Endowment for Democracy; in 2002 and 2003 he was a Rosenzweig Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Since 2003 he has been teaching Russian and East European history at the University of Central Florida. He is completing a book manuscript entitled “Purifying the Nation: Population Exchange and Ethnic Cleansing in World War II Romania.”

Melissa Jane Taylor is a historian in the Office of the Historian at the United States Department of State. Dr. Taylor completed her dissertation, “‘Experts in Misery’? American Consuls in Austria, Jewish Refugees, and Restrictionist Immigration Policy, 1938–1941,” at the University of South Carolina in 2006. [End Page 375]



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