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Ido de Haan

Professor of Political History, Department of History and Art History Utrecht University

Ido de Haan (1963) is professor of political history at Utrecht University. He published on Dutch, European history, among other things on the history and memory of the Holocaust in Western Europe. Relevant publications in English are ‘Routines and Traditions: The Reactions of Non-Jews and Jews in the Netherlands to War and Persecution’, in: David Bankier and Israel Gutman (eds.), Nazi Europe and the Final Solution. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem 2003, 437-454; ‘Paths of Normalization after the Persecution of the Jews. The Netherlands, France, and West-Germany in the 1950s’, in: Richard J. Bessel & Dirk Schumann (red.), Life after Death. Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Europe During the 1940s and 1950s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2003, 65-92; ‘The paradox of Dutch history -historiography of the Holocaust in the Netherlands’. In D. Bankier & D. Michman (Eds.), Holocaust Historiography in Context, Emergence, Challenges, polemics & achievements. New York: Yad Vashem/Berghahn 2009, 355-376; ‘Failures and Mistakes: Images of collaboration in postwar Dutch society’, in: Roni Stauber (ed.), Collaboration with the Nazis. Public Discourse after the Holocaust. London /New York: Routledge 2010, 71-90. He is currently working on political reconstruction after large-scale violence in France and the Netherlands (1598, 1814, 1945), and on the role of silence in politics.