Transitional Justice in Morocco

On 10 April 2004, Morocco's King Mohammed VI established what was called the national Equity and Reconciliation Commission. Its goal was to investigate the human rights violations committed under the rule of his father, King Hassan II. Morocco was the first Arab country to address its violent past using this instrument of transitional justice.

Legal sociologist Fatima Kastner offers an impressive, in-depth study of the process in Morocco and embeds her account in a broader analysis that examines how transitional justice could become, within a few decades, the standard means for addressing massive state violence in world society.

Read more about the book by Fatima Kastner, »Transitional Justice in der Weltgesellschaft«.

Just Released: Our New Books for Spring 2015

First Exhibition on Crimes of the German Wehrmacht Opened 20 Years Ago

On 5 March 1995, the first of two exhibitions curated by the Hamburg Institute for Social Research on crimes committed by the German Wehrmacht opened in Hamburg. In this text, our director Jan Philipp Reemtsma discusses the impacts of both exhibitions, why he had a committee of historians review the first, ultimately leading to a second, more comprehensive show.

Recent Translations of Books from Hamburger Edition

In late 2014, György Gábor's translation into Hungarian of Wolfgang Kraushaar, »Der Aufruhr der Ausgebildeten« was released by Napivilág Kiadó.

Just out this spring is the English language edition of Elissa Mailänder Koslov, »Gewalt im Dienstalltag. Die SS-Aufseherinnen des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers Majdanek 1942-1944« in a translation prepared by Patricia Szobar for Michigan State University Press.

Congratulations to Our Author Claudia Weber

Our author Claudia Weber recently assumed the chair for contemporary European history at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

The focus of her work there, as a successor to Professor Karl Schlögel, will be on eastern European history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prior to her appointment, Claudia Weber was a research fellow here at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research and has co-edited two books in Hamburger Edition's Cold War Studies series. We've just released her new monograph on the history of the Katyn executions