Dr Jean-Marc Dreyfus is Reader in Holocaust Studies within the Department of religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. His research interests include: Holocaust studies; Genocide studies/anthropology of genocide; History of the Jews in Europe (19th-20th Century); History of Jews in France (19th-20th Century); Economic history of France and Germany; Holocaust memory/politics of memory; Modern history of Alsace and Rebuilding post-war societies. He is the author of four monographies including Pillages sur ordonnances. La confiscation des banques juives en France et leur restitution, 1940-1953 (Paris, Fayard, 2003) and, with Sarah Gensburger Nazi Labor Camps in Paris, (New York, Oxford, berghahn Books, 2012) and Il m’appelait Pikolo. Un compagnon de Primo Levi raconte [He called me Pikolo. A companion of Primo Levi tells his story] (2007). He is the co-editor of the Dictionnaire de la Shoah [Dictionary of the Holocaust] (2009).
His current research includes the role of diplomats in the aftermath of the Holocaust and in exhumations of mass graves. He is the co-organisator of the research programme “Corpses of mass violence and genocide”.
Jean-Marc is a Principal Investigator of the Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide programme.