Walter H. Pehle studied in Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf, and holds a doctorate in history. From 1977 to 2011 he was an editor for history at the German publisher S. Fischer Verlag. Since 1988 he has served as the acquisitions editor for S. Fischer Verlag’s series “The Age of National Socialism”, which to date includes over 250 books. His own publications include, as volume editor, the anthology November 1938: From “Reichskristallnacht” to Genocide (Berg, 1991) and, together with Wolfgang Benz, Encyclopedia of German Resistance to the Nazi Movement (Continuum, 1997). He is an honorary professor at the University of Innsbruck.
“With this compilation of essays and recollections, we […] once again come to know Hilberg as an immensely productive, curious and innovative historian.” • Süddeutsche Zeitung
“A volume of great humanity.” • Die Tageszeitung
“[Hilberg was] undoubtedly the most important pioneer in the field of perpetrator research, all of whose topics and controversies he anticipated in their essence.” • H-Soz-Kult