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WOLF GRUNER (PhD in History, 1994, Technical University Berlin) holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and is Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles/USA. He has taught at the Technical University Berlin and as a visiting Professor at Webster University St. Louis and Vienna. He worked as a researcher at the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (Technical University Berlin) and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Yad Vashem, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Women's Christian University Tokyo. He is the author of eight books on the Holocaust, more recently: "Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Nazi Racial Aims", with Cambridge University Press (2006); "Widerstand in der Rosenstrasse. Die Fabrikaktion und die Verfolgung der ,Mischehen' 1943 (Resistance in the Rosenstrasse)" (2005) and "Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden" (Persecution and Destruction of the European Jewry). Vol. 1, Deutsches Reich 1933-1937 (2008). He coedited: Das Großdeutsche Reich und die Juden. Nationalsozialistische Verfolgungspolitik in den angegliederten Gebieten (Anti-Jewish policies in the annexed parts of the Greater German Reich), (Campus 2010). This book appeared updated in English as "The Greater German Reich and the Jews. Nazi Persecution Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935-1945" in 2015 with Berghahn Books. Its original German edition received the award for most outstanding German studies in humanities and social sciences in 2012. Gruner's most recent study "Los Parias de la Patria". El mito de la liberación de los indígenas en la República de Bolivia 1825-1890", is published in Spanish with Edition Plural, Bolivia, in 2015. At USC he led the interdisciplinary research cluster "Resistance to Genocide" 2010-2014 and is now the Founding Director of the new Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation. His research interests include Holocaust, genocides, mass violence, and the state discrimination against indigenous populations, especially in Latin America (18-20th century).