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Doctoral Defense of Nick Warmuth

Monday, June 13, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The American War Crimes Trial Of Flossenbürg Concentration Camp, 1946-1947

This dissertation examines the American military trial of the largely unknown Flossenbürg Concentration Camp, between 1946 and 1947. Through the use of extensive and hitherto underutilized records from the US military commission courts at Dachau, Warmuth explores the trial proceedings to provide critical insight into the nature, course, and consequences of prosecuting war criminals. He argues that what unfolded in the courtroom over the course of seven months was a unique exception to the norm and thus challenges the prevailing knowledge of the so-called Dachau atrocities trials program.   

Examination Committee

Thomas Fetzer – chair (Department of International Relations, CEU)

Constantin Iordachi – supervisor (Department of History, CEU)

Julian Casanova – internal member (Department of History, CEU)

Devin Pendas – external member (Department of History, Boston College)

Tomaz Jardim – external reader (Department of History, Toronto Metropolitan University)

The doctoral defense will take place on-line. 

The doctoral dissertation is available for inspection.

For further information, please contact Margaretha Boockmann (