Dr Alexander Korb

Associate Professor in Modern European History

Alex KorbContact Details


I received an M.A. in modern and medieval history and gender studies from the Technische Universität Berlin, with academic exchanges in Aix-en-Provence, Prague and Voronezh. From 2000 until 2010, I worked at several museums and memorials in Frankfurt, Oranienburg and Berlin, where I conducted research, developed exhibitions and guided visitors. My doctoral research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin examined the fascist Ustasha movement in Croatia, and the mass violence perpetrated by the Ustasha during the Second World War. I spent several months researching in post-Yugoslav, Italian, German and Israeli archives. During my Ph.D.-studies, I was awarded several grants and fellowships, amongst others a research fellowship at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum during the 2006–2007 academic year.

In 2010 I was appointed lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Leicester. I am also deputy director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a key research centre within the School.


PhD Supervision

Modern European history: comparative genocide studies; the history of war and violence; comparative studies of fascism; South-eastern European history and Balkan studies; the Holocaust and World War Two-related mass violence; German history prior to 1945.

Administrative Responsibilities

Most Recent Publications

  1. ‘Ustaša Mass Violence Against Gypsies in Croatia, 1941/42,’ in Anton Weiss-Wendt (ed.) The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reevaluation and Commemoration, ed. (Berghahn, New York, in print)
  2. ‘Understanding Ustaša Violence’, in Journal of Genocide Research, 12 (2010), 1–18.
  3. ‘Der Unabhängige Staat Kroatien 1941 - 1945. Eine integrierte Gewaltgeschichte des Raumes’, in Radu Harald Dinu et al. (eds), Herrschaft in Südosteuropa. Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven (V&R Unipress, Göttingen, 2012), 195-224.
  4. ‘Nation-building and mass violence: The Independent State of Croatia, 1941–45’, in Jonathan C. Friedman (ed.), The Routledge History of the Holocaust (Routledge, New York, 2011), 291-302.

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