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Norman Naimark

The basics
Occupation Historian Educator
Country United States of America
Date of birth New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Awards Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Education Stanford University
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id VIAF id
The details

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, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He writes on modern Eastern European history, genocide, and ethnic cleansing in the region.


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:

  • The American Historical Review
  • The Journal of Contemporary History
  • The Journal of Cold War Studies

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.

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

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