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Benjamin Hett
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Hunter College
Phone: 212-772-4382
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Harvard University 2001
Research Interests: Modern Europe and German, politics, espionage, military
Selected Publications

The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic (Henry Holt, 2018)

“’This Story Is about Something Fundamental’: Nazi Criminals, History, Memory and the Reichstag Fire,” Central European History 48(2) June 2015: 199-224.

Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation Into The Third Reich’s Enduring Mystery (Oxford University Press, 2014)


Crossing Hitler: The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Death in the Tiergarten: Murder and Criminal Justice in the Kaiser's Berlin, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004)

"The 'Captain of Koepenick' and the Transformation of German Criminal Justice, 1891-1914", Central European History 36 (1), 2003.