Europe: Modern Germany; the Holocaust; the World Wars
Dr. Tomaz Jardim is a historian of modern Europe who joined the Department of History in 2011. Prior to his arrival at Ryerson, he taught at Concordia University and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Dr. Jardim has taught courses on the World Wars, modern Germany, the Holocaust, Europe in the 20th century, and surveys of Western civilization. His research areas include the Third Reich, the Holocaust, and in particular, war crimes trials. His first book, The Mauthausen Trial: American Military Justice in Germany (Harvard University Press, 2012), explores the role of U.S. military commission courts in punishing concentration camp perpetrators. At present, Dr. Jardim is working on a book on the three trials of Ilse Koch, the notorious wife of the commandant of Buchenwald concentration camp.
The Mauthausen Trial won the 2013 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, and Dr. Jardim is the recipient of the 2014 Faculty of Arts SRC Award for outstanding research by pre-tenured faculty.