Dr. Mikkel Dack received a $7,500 BIAAS grant for his project, “Confronting Fascism: American Denazification Strategy Occupied Austria, 1945-1955.” This archived-based study investigates the character of American occupation strategy and the long-term impact that reorientation activities had on Austrian-American relations. The project diversifies our understanding of the postwar Austrian-American relationship by emphasizing the reciprocal influence of punitive and rehabilitative programs. This research comprises one part of a larger book project that investigates US-led antifascist campaigns in postwar Europe and Asia. Research will be conducted at archives in Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, and Washington, DC.
Mikkel Dack is Assistant Professor of European History at Rowan University. He is also Director of Research at the Rowan Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary and has also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin and Helmut Schmidt Universität in Hamburg.