Raffael M. Scheck
Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professor of History
5331 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Ph.D. in Comparative European History in May 1993.
Universität Zürich (Switzerland) Lizentiat (equivalent to the M.A.), May 1988.
Konservatorium und Musikakademie Zürich Musical training as a cello student, 1980-1981.
Areas of Expertise
- Prisoners of War in World War II (specifically French colonial prisoners)
- Crimes against French Black African soldiers in World War II
- German political history 1914-1945
- German history and literature
- Modern European history and politics
Courses Currently Teaching
|HI112 A||A Survey of Modern Europe|
|HI200 A||Introduction to History|
|HI224 A||Germany and Europe, 1871-1945|
|HI321 A||The First World War|
|HI322 A||Europe and the Second World War|
Other Courses Taught
|HI 321||The First World War|
|HI 322||Europe and the Second World War|
|HI 323||Yugoslavia: Emergence to Dissolution|
"This is a well-written tale of how ordinary men become brutal killers and how racism can corrupt their moral sensibilities." Martin Klein, University of Toronto
"This elegant, slender volume describes a forgotten war crime: the murder by the German soldiers of thousands of Black African soldiers in the French Army in June 1940." Jonathan Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania
"Professor Scheck has provided a great service by carefully researching this vile episode and also placing it into the context of a military descending step by step into an abyss of ever worse criminality." Gerhard Weinberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (emeritus)
"Professor Scheck's excellent and original study details instances during the French campaign of 1940 when German Army and Waffen SS units killed French colonial troops after they had surrendered ..." Charles W. Sydnor, Jr.
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