Speaking at the Center for Contemporary Historical Research

in Potsdam, Germany, October 2013


Geoffrey J. Giles


Emeritus Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida.




Updated May 2017       

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Biographical sketch

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Publications of Geoffrey Giles 

            Selected publications

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Book reviews published by Geoffrey Giles

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Select post-retirement activities, 2013-2014

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Select professional activities, 2015

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Select professional activities, 2016


East Berlin’s enormous Lenin statue, as I photographed it in 1972.  And in 2016: decapitated, dug up from being buried, and displayed at Spandau.

Lenin again!  Visiting the Wende Museum in Los Angeles and its trove of East German memorabilia, with my former students, Dr. Hans Laursen


                        Lecturing about the Theresienstadt Ghetto, April 2015                                                   The Sorbonne Masculinities Symposium, Paris, November 2015

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Some former courses--

The UF-Cambridge Program at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge:



                                                St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University                                         H.M.S. Belfast on the River Thames


“UF in Munich” Thanksgiving Study-Abroad Program:


                                    The Union Cellar, Munich                                                                    Nuremberg Christmas Market


Summer Workshop for Florida Teachers on the Holocaust:



                        Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg

Most recent Ph.D. student: Matt Mingus:


      Matt is now assistant professor, University of New Mexico, Gallup

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Book

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http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  UF Library Resources in German History

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles/ball.gif  Web links

Select German History sites:
German History in Documents and Images (German Historical Institute, Washington DC)


German Historical Museum, Berlin LeMO (= Living Museum Online, mostly in German)

            Cabinet members and their affiliation during the Weimar Republic

Calvin College Nazi and East German propaganda archive (includes English translations)

Select Holocaust History sites:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945 (Online version of USHMM’s traveling exhibit)

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

USF Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust (one of the most comprehensive and dependable after the USHMM)

The Nizkor Project (especially good on rebuttal of Holocaust deniers)