Peter Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale and was from 1980 to 2016 Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University. His publications have won several prizes and been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish. His acclaimed study of IG Farben, Industry and Ideology
, received the Biennial Book Prize from the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association. Hayes has long supported the work of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, notably in preparing How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader
, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he currently chairs the Academic Committee. Also an award-winning teacher, he lectures widely on German and Holocaust history in the United States and abroad.
Reading the Holocaust