Claus Bundgård Christensen is Associate Professor of History at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has published a number of scholarly books and articles in Danish, English, French and German on the First and Second World War, the Holocaust, national socialism, the war of extermination on the Eastern Front, and the far right and radicalism for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Routledge, Bloomsbury, Verlag Ferdinand Schöning and Presses universitaires de Strasbourg. He is the author and co-author of a number of critically acclaimed books including Under hagekors og Dannebrog. Danskere i Waffen SS 1940–45(Aschehoug, 1998), Danskere på vestfronten 1914–1918 (Gyldendal, 2009),Danmark besat – krig og hverdag 1940–45, Waffen-SS – Europas nazistiske soldater (Gyldendal, 2015),and Fra verdenskrig til borgerkrig. Østfronten 1914–1924 (Gyldendal, 2009). For the latter, he received the Danish Award History Book of the Year 2009 and the Svend Henningsen Award 2009. In 2013 and 2015, he was nominated for the Danish Award History Book of the Year, and in 1998 and 2009 for Weekendavisens prize in literature. Bundgård Christensen has received highly competitive research grants for his work on the First World War experience of the Danish minority in Schleswig, as co-researcher for the project The History of the Waffen-SS. Ideology, Atrocities, and Reckoning with the Past, and for his forthcoming book on the Danish national socialist Wilfred Petersen’s organisation who invented a Nordic form of Nazism in the interwar period. Bundgård Christensen is a member of the NORFAS steering committee.
- Genocide and perpetrators
- First World War and Second World War