Prof. Dan Stone

Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at RHUL

About Prof. Stone...

Historian of ideas who works primarily on twentieth-century European history.

Prof. Stone’s research interests include: the history and interpretation of the Holocaust, comparative genocide, history of anthropology, history of fascism, the cultural history of the British Right and theory of history. He is the author or editor of twenty books and over eighty scholarly articles. Dan Stone was co-editor of Patterns of Prejudice and the Journal of Genocide Research and is now on the editorial boards of those two journals as well as Critical Philosophy of Race, The Journal of Holocaust Research (formerly Dapim: Studies on the Shoah), Deliberatio and History of Communism in Europe. His most recent publications include Goodbye to All That? The Story of Europe since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and its Aftermath(Yale University Press, 2015), Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories (Routledge, 2021). From 2016 to 2019 he was engaged on a three-year Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for a project on the International Tracing Service. The resulting book, Fate Unknown: Tracing the Missing after the Holocaust and World War II, will be published by Oxford University Press. Dan also recently completed writing The Holocaust: An Unfinished History for Penguin’s revived Pelican series and is co-editing volume 1 of the Cambridge History of the Holocaust. He chaired the academic advisory board for the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Galleries redesign, which opened in October 2021, and is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s Experts Reference Group and the UK Oversight Committee for the International Tracing Service Archive.



The Politics of Removing Children: The International Tracing Service’s German Foster Homes Investigations of 1948
Stone, D., Feb 2021, In: Contemporary European History. 30, 1, p. 76-91Article › peer-review

Death Marches: Evidence and Memory
Stone, D. & Schmidt, C., 2021, Stephen Morris. 

Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories
Stone, D., 2021, Routledge. (Fascism and the Far Right)Book


‘I Was a Tape Recorder. I was a Mailing Box’: Jan Karski’s Interviews
Skorczewski, D. & Stone, D., 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Holocaust Research. 34, 4,Article › peer-review

Interrogating Evil: A Special Issue of the Journal of Holocaust Research for Lawrence L. Langer on His Ninetieth Birthday
Skorczewski, D. (ed.), Stone, D. (ed.) & Finder, G. (ed.), 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Holocaust Research. 34, 4Special issue › peer-review

Finder, G., Skorczewski, D. & Stone, D., 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Holocaust Research. p. 263-270Article › peer-review

Ideologies of Race: The Construction and Suppression of Otherness in Nazi Germany
Stone, D., 22 Apr 2020, A Companion to the Holocaust. Earl, H. & Gigliotti, S. (eds.). Oxford: Wiley-BlackwellChapter

Belsen and the British
Stone, D., 2020, The Palgrave Handbook of Britain and the Holocaust. Lawson, T. & Pearce, A. (eds.). Palgrave MacmillanChapter

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference
Stone, D. (ed.), Schmidt, C. (ed.) & Bardgett, S. (ed.), 2020, Palgrave Macmillan. (The Holocaust and its Contexts)Book

Concentration Camps
Stone, D., 2020, Cambridge World History of Violence. Edwards, L., Penn, N. & Winter, J. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Vol. 4.Chapter

On the Uses and Disadvantages of the Arolsen Archives for History
Stone, D., 2020, Tracing and Documenting Nazi Victims Past and Present. Borggräfe, H., Höschler, C. & Panek, I. (eds.). de GruyterChapter

Structure and Fantasy: Genocide and the Homogenization of Identity
Stone, D., 2020, Logics of Genocide: The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World. O’Byrne, A. & Shuster, M. (eds.). RoutledgeChapter

The Liberation of the Camps
Stone, D., 2020, From Casablanca to Karlshorst: Volume Accompanying the Special Exhibition on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War in Europe. Wallstein, p. 134-147Chapter


The Course of History: Arno J. Mayer, Gerhard L. Weinberg, and David Cesarani on the Holocaust and World War II
Stone, D., Dec 2019, In: Journal of Modern History. 91, 4, p. 883-904Article › peer-review

Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction
Stone, D., 28 Mar 2019, Oxford University Press. (Very Short Introductions)Book

‘The ultimate cross-cultural fertilizer’: the irony of the ‘transnational local’ in Anglo-German rural revivalism
Stone, D., 2019, In: European Review of History. 26, 6, p. 996-1012Article › peer-review

A Continent of Camps and Collaboration
Stone, D., 2019, In: Yad Vashem Studies. 47, 1, p. 217-228Article › peer-review

Aurel Kolnai’s The War Against the West and British Understandings of Nazism
Stone, D., 2019, Aurel Kolnai: The War Against the West Reconsidered. Bialas, W. (ed.). RoutledgeChapter

Aurel Kolnais “Der Krieg gegen den Westen” und der britische Versuch, den Nazismus vor dem Krieg zu verstehen
Stone, D., 2019, Aurel Kolnais “Der Krieg gegen den Westen”: Eine Debatte. Bialas, W. (ed.). Vandenhoeck und RuprechtChapter

Biopoder e genocídio moderno
Stone, D., 2019, Biopolíticas: discursos, dispositivos, e resistências. Junior, A. B., de Almeida Lara, C., Ayres D’Ávila, D. & Lopes da Silva, F. (eds.). Campinas, SP: Pontes EditoresChapter

British Jewry, antisemitism and the Holocaust: the work and legacy of David Cesarani: an introduction
Stone, D. (ed.), 2019, In: Patterns of Prejudice. 53, 1, p. 2-8Special issue › peer-review

Doubly Cursed: The Auschwitz Sonderkommando in the Records of the International Tracing Service
Stone, D., 2019, Testimonies of Resistance: Representations of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Sonderkommando. Chare, N. & Williams, D. (eds.). Berghahn Books, p. 159-181Chapter

The Return of Fascism in Europe? Reflections on History and the Current Situation
Stone, D., 2019, 1989 and the West: Western Europe since the End of the Cold War. Braat, E. & Corduwener, P. (eds.). Routledge, p. 266-284Chapter

Yaban no Hāmonī: Horokōsuto Shigaku Ronshū
Stone, D., 2019, Tokyo: Misuzu Shobō.Book


“Somehow the pathetic dumb suffering of these elderly people moves me more than anything”: Caring for Elderly Holocaust Survivors in the Immediate Postwar Years
Stone, D., 22 Nov 2018, In: Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 32, 3, p. 384-403Article › peer-review

Are Modernization and Anti-Semitism in East-Central Europe Two Opposite Concepts?
Stone, D. & Lobont, F., 2018, Modernity in Central and South-Eastern Europe: Ideas, Concepts, Discourses. Neumann, V. & Heinen, A. (eds.). Bucharest: RAO, p. 328-357Chapter

Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust
Stone, D. & Schmidt, C., 2018, CreateSpace.Book

On neighbours and those knocking at the door: Holocaust memory and Europe’s refugee crisis
Stone, D., 2018, In: Patterns of Prejudice. 52, 2-3, p. 231-243Article › peer-review

Oscar Levy and the Early Reception of Nietszche in Britain: Unexpected Consequences and Uneasy Bedfellows
Stone, D., 2018, Ecce Homo Intellectualis: Oscar Levy’s Nietzschean Mission. Goerner, R. & Rosenthal, J. (eds.). London: privately publishedChapter

Refugees then and now: memory, history and politics in the long twentieth century
Stone, D., 2018, In: Patterns of Prejudice. 52, 2-3, p. 101-106Special issue › peer-review