Fritz Stern

Formerly at Columbia University

Fritz Stern is University Professor emeritus and former provost of Columbia University. He specializes in modern European history, particularly German history, Jewish history, and historiography.

A native of Germany, Stern served as a professor at Columbia from 1953 to 1997, obtaining the Seth Low chair before attaining the rank of University Professor.

Stern's publications include The Politics of Cultural Despair; The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present; Gold and Iron; The Failure of Illiberalism; Dreams and Delusions; Einstein's German World; Five Germanys I Have Known, and No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State, co-authored with Elisabeth Sifton.

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MAR 31, 2014 Podcast

No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State

Sifton and Stern tell the story of two of the most courageous opponents of the Nazi regime, pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and lawyer Hans ...