Death in Berlin wins Rosenberg Prize

January 3, 2012

Monica Black's Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany, a recent addition to the Publications of the German Historical Institute series, has been awarded the Hans Rosenberg Prize by the Central European History Society. The Rosenberg Prize recognizes the best book published each year in the field of Central European history. It is named in honor of the pioneering social historian Hans Rosenberg (1904-1988), an émigré from Nazi Germany who influenced many generations of students at Brooklyn College and the University of California, Berkeley. The prize was announced at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in early January.

Monica Black is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia in 2006. Her dissertation, the basis for Death in Berlin, was awarded the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize by the Friends of the German Historical Institute. Black also received the 2010 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History (Category B) from the Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History for Death in Berlin. The Fraenkel Prize recognizes "outstanding work" in twentieth-century history.

Death in Berlin is available from Cambridge University Press.