Timothy W. Ryback

Timothy W. Ryback is an historian and director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation in The Hague. He previously served as the Deputy-Secretary General of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris, and Director and Vice President of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Prior to this, he was a lecturer in the Concentration of History and Literature at Harvard University. Ryback has a doctorate.

Ryback has written on European history, politics and culture for numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.[1] He is also author of Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life, published in 2008, which has appeared in more than 25 editions around the world. His book, The Last Survivor: Legacies of Dachau was a New York Times Notable Book for 2000. Ryback is also author of Rock Around the Bloc: A History of Rock Music in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, published in 1989. He has appeared in numerous television documentaries.

Selected works

  • Timothy W. Ryback, Hitler's First Victims: The Quest for Justice. New York: Knopf, 2014


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