Michael Burleigh is a British author and historian. He has held posts at New College, Oxford, the London School of Economics, and University of Cardiff where he was Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History. He has also been Raoul Wallenberg Chair of Human Rights at Rutgers University, William Rand Kenan Professor of History at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and Kratter Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He received a British Film Institute Award for Archival Achievement for his work on the documentary Selling Murder: The Killing Films of the Third Reich.
Interviews with Michael Burleigh
Hitler has a reputation as the incarnation of evil. But, as British historian Michael Burleigh points out in selecting the best books on the German dictator, Hitler was a bizarre and strangely empty character who never did a proper day’s work in his life, as well as a raving fantasist on to whom Germans were able to project their longings.