Jonathan Petropoulos, Ph.D.


Areas of Expertise

European History, Germany, Holocaust Art Theft/Looted Art, Radical Right Wing, World War II


Selected Research and Publications

  • Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, forthcoming, fall 2014).
  • Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany (New York/London: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Art as Politics in the Third Reich (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996)
  • Co-editor with John Roth, Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise During and After the Holocaust (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Press, 2005).

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge University (U.K.), 2005–present.
  • Co-Editor for book series, “Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies” at the Verlag Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. (Berlin and New York), 2005-2014.
  • Huntoon Senior Teaching Award (outstanding teacher), Claremont McKenna College, 2002
  • New York Public Library, The Faustian Bargain named one of the 25 most memorable books of 2000.
  • Research Director for Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States 1999–2000.



Jonathan Petropoulos, Ph.D.

John V. Croul Professor of European History

Education: B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1983); A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University (1990)
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 02:00PM - 03:00PM
  Wednesday, 02:30PM - 04:00PM
Email: jpetropoulos@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-2775
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Kravis Center 207
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