About the Author: Professor Catherine Epstein


Catherine Epstein

Amherst, Massachusetts

Providence, RI

Meeting a Nazi's Daughter

How Professor Catherine Epstein came to interview the child of the subject of her new biography

Interview by Peter Rooney

Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Fall Book Party for Faculty Authors on Oct. 28

October 21, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the first-floor Periodicals Area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a fall book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the humanities.

Historian’s new biography profiles a “Model Nazi”

August 11, 2010

Model Nazi, a new biography about Arthur Greiser and his cruel oversight of western Poland between 1939 and 1945, sheds light on a relatively unknown yet influential figure in Nazi Germany–the man who initiated the first mass gassing of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe.

The book’s author, Amherst College history professor Catherine Epstein, says Greiser’s upbringing and personality has parallels to other individuals who ended up playing key roles in genocides throughout history.

Work in Progress

imageFor Nazi perpetrator Arthur Greiser, it wasn't just about murdering Jews.By Emily Gold Boutilier

Amherst College Professor Catherine Epstein Considers German Communists in New Book