Norman M. Naimark (/ˈnmɑːrk/; born 1944 in New York City) is an American historian. He is Robert and Florence McDonnel Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford University,[1] and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.[2] He writes on modern Eastern European history, genocide, and ethnic cleansing in the region.[3]


Naimark received all of his degrees at Stanford. He taught at Boston University, and was a fellow at Harvard University's Russian Research Center before returning to Stanford as a member of the faculty in the 1980s. Naimark is of Jewish heritage; his parents were born in Galicia.

He is a member of the editorial boards of a number of professional journals such as:

He has been awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit by Germany.

He is most known to the public for his acclaimed study The Russians In Germany.[4]

Naimark is the Spring 2011 recipient of Alex Springer Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin.

Published worksEdit


  • Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty. ( Harvard University Press, 2019).
  • Genocide: A World History. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire. Oxford University Press, 2011 (Paperback ed. 2012, ISBN 978-0199930371). (Editor, together with Ronald Grigor Suny and Fatma Müge Göçek)
  • Stalin's Genocides (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity). Princeton University Press, 2010.[5]
  • Fires Of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing In 20th Century Europe (Harvard, 2001)
  • The Russians In Germany: The History Of The Soviet Zone Of Occupation, 1945–1949 (Harvard, 1995)
  • Terrorists And Social Democrats: The Russian Revolutionary Movement Under Alexander III'' (Harvard, 1983)
  • The History Of The "Proletariat": The Emergence Of Marxism In The Kingdom Of Poland, 1870–1887 (Columbia, 1979)



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