Gordon J. Horwitz


Professor of History  

Harvard University 

Professor Horwitz is our modern Europeanist.  He teaches a survey of modern global history and more specialized courses about Germany, the Holocaust, and Vienna. In 1990 Gordon published In the Shadow of Death: Living Outside the Gates of Mauthausen, a study of the way in which the civilian population surrounding an Austrian concentration camp related to the camp. Most recently, he has authored Ghettostadt: Łódź and the Making of a Nazi City (Harvard University Press, 2008). In 2015 he was appointed to the Davis U. Merwin Endowed Professorship in History.


History 122 Modern Global History
History 221 The Holocaust
History 223 The Two World Wars
History 322 Love and Death in Freud’s Vienna
History 325 Modern Germany
History 326 Modern Russia/ Soviet Union