Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also chair of the academic advisory board for the Imperial War Museum’s new Holocaust Galleries. Dan is the author or editor of sixteen books to date, including most recently The Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction (OUP). For the wider audience he has contributed to History Today and BBC History magazine, and writes regularly as a reviewer for the TLS. Dan is currently contracted to write a new work for the general reader setting out both the origins and the aftermath of the Holocaust, to be published by Pelican.
Dan’s next project is a major new work that tells the story of the extraordinary efforts made after the war to trace those lost in the events surrounding the Holocaust. Fate Unknown describes the work of the International Tracing Service, perhaps one of the greatest humanitarian efforts in recent history, carried out across the shifting political landscapes of Cold War Europe. Fate Unknown will be published by OUP to coincide with the opening of the new holocaust galleries at the Imperial War Museum in early 2021.