Ian Kershaw

Historian & Author


Ian Kershaw is a British historian of twentieth-century Germany noted for his biographies of Adolf Hitler. His books include Personality and Power, To Hell and Back, The End, Fateful Choices, and Making Friends with Hitler.

In 2002, he received his knighthood for services to history. He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn, Germany.

Featured Work

NOV 16, 2022 Podcast

Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe, with Ian Kershaw

Throughout the 20th century, European leaders from Stalin to Mussolini, from Gorbachev to Thatcher, and more, have shifted global narratives by sheer force of will. ...