|| Mark A.
Mark A. Lewis
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University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
Stanford University, A.B.
Biography / Academic Interests
Professor Lewis researches the history of international criminal law, the history of political policing in Central and Eastern Europe, and comparative genocide. He teaches courses on German, Balkan, and European history, and the history of international justice.
His current book manuscript, The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950, explains attempts to establish international criminal courts and build the field of international criminal law from the end of World War I to the beginning of the Cold War.
He is the co-author of Himmler’s Jewish Tailor: The Story of Jacob Frank, Holocaust Survivor from Lublin. This is an oral history of a Polish Jewish tailor who was the head of a clothing factory at the Lipowa Street labor camp, run by the SS in Lublin. Frank, one of the few survivors of the Lublin ghetto, describes ghetto life, the Nazi production system, and the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942. He also explains his time in the camps of Natzweiler and Dachau. He served as a witness in West German war crimes trials in Frankfurt in the 1970s, including the trial of Lipowa commandant Wolfgang Mohwinkel.
Dr. Lewis has received grants from UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American and World Culture, the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies at UCLA.
Scholarship / Publications
Lewis, Mark. “The World Jewish Congress and the Institute of Jewish Affairs at Nuremberg: Ideas, Strategies, and Political Goals, 1942-1946.” Yad Vashem Studies 36 (2008): 181-210.
Lewis, Mark and Jacob Frank. Himmler’s Jewish Tailor: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Jacob Frank (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000).