Jan Lanicek

Senior Lecturer (Modern European and Jewish History)
Senior Lecturer

I was born in the Czech Republic, where I completed my graduate studies at Palacky University in Olomouc (2006). I moved to the United Kingdom and in 2011 received a Ph.D. from the Department of History and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, University of Southampton. I joined the School of Humanities in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow in Jewish history. From 2015 I work as Lecturer (2017 Senior Lecturer) in modern European history. I have published in the fields of Holocaust studies and Jewish history. My current project deals with post-Holocaust reconciliation and transitional justice in Czechoslovakia (Holocaust on Trial: Post-Holocaust reconciliation in Czechoslovakia, 1945-53). I am also a co-organizer of a project on humanitarian aid for Jews incarcerated in the ghettos and concentration camps during the Second World War (together with Jan Lambertz and Gerald Steinacher).

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Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Kubátová H; Láníček J, 2018, The Jew in Czech and Slovak Imagination, 1938-89 Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Zionism, Brill's Series in Jewish Studi
2018
Lánícek J, 2016, Arnošt Frischer and the Jewish Politics of Early 20th-Century Europe, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/arnost-frischer-and-the-jewish-politics-of-early-20th-century-europe-9781472585899/
2016
Lanicek J, 2013, Czechs, Slovaks and the Jews, 1938-48, Palgrave Macmillan
2013
Book Chapters
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Lanicek J, 2018, 'Walking on Egg-Shells: The Czechoslovak Exiles and Anti-Semitism in Occupied Europe during the Second World War', in Exile in London The Experience of Czechoslovakia and the Other Occupied Nations, 1939–1945, Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press, pp. 227 - 254
2018
Lanicek J, 2018, 'Czechoslovakia and the Allied Declaration of December 17, 1942', in Porat D; Michman D (ed.), The End of 1942: A Turning Point in World War II and in the Comprehension of the Final Solution?, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, pp. 225 - 253
2018
Kubátová H; Lánícek J, 2018, 'Introduction', in Brill's Series in Jewish Studies, pp. 1 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004362444_002
2018
Lanicek J, 2017, 'Among the Nations: Children as Czechs, Germans and Jews in Post-1980 Czech Cinematic Representations of the Second World War', in Donald SH; Wilson E; Wright S (ed.), CHILDHOOD AND NATION IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA: BORDERS AND ENCOUNTERS, BLOOMSBURY PUBL INC, pp. 89 - 102, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000410685900006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Láníček J, 2017, 'Allied governments' responses to reports about the Nazi extermination campaign against the Jews in 1944', in Krabbendam H; Rubin D (ed.), American Responses to the Holocaust: Transatlantic Perspectives, Peter Lang, pp. 43 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/b10961
2017
Lanicek J, 2016, 'Antisemitismus v Protektorátu Čechy a Morava', in Kubatova H; Vrzgulova M (ed.), Podoby antisemitismu v Čechách a na Slovensku v 20. a 21. Století, Karolinum, Prague, pp. 61 - 83
2016
Láníček J, 2014, 'The postwar Czech-Jewish leadership and the issue of Jewish emigration from Czechoslovakia (1945-1950)', in Ouzan F; Gerstenfeld M (ed.), Postwar Jewish Displacement and Rebirth, 1945-1967, Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 76 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004277779-007
2014
Lanicek J, 2013, 'Coming Home? Jewish Survivors in Post-War Czechoslovakia', in Coming Home? Volume 1. Conflict and Return Migration in the Aftermath of Europe's Twentieth-Century Civil Wars, pp. 201 - 220
2013
Lanicek J, 2009, 'The Czechoslovak Jewish Political Exile in Great Britain during World War Two', in Brinson C; Malet M (ed.), Exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s, edn. Original, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 167 - 182
2009
Edited Books
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Lanicek J; Ottevanger K, (ed.), 2020, Life and Love in Nazi Prague: Letters from an Occupied City, Bloomsbury, London
2020
Hemelryk Donald SJ; Wilson E; Wright S, (eds.), 2017, Childhood and Nation in World Cinema: borders and encounters, First, Bloomsbury, London and New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/childhood-and-nation-in-contemporary-world-cinema-9781501318597/
2017
Journal articles
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Lanicek J, 2020, 'Paths of the apocalypse: Physical violence in the fall and restoration of Central Europe 1914-1922', AUSTRIAN HISTORY YEARBOOK, vol. 51, pp. 357 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0067237820000430
2020
Lanicek J; Mitschke S; Hirsh A; Shields K, 2019, 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the Trivialisation of the Holocaust', Australian Journal of Jewish Studies
2019
Lanicek J, 2018, 'The Prisoner Community in the Nazi Model Ghetto. Review of H.G. Adler, Theresienstadt 1941-1945: The Face of a Coerced Community', Yad Vashem studies, pp. 203 - 220
2018
Lanicek J, 2018, 'Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging', SLAVIC REVIEW, vol. 77, pp. 1062 - 1063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/slr.2018.311
2018
Lanicek J, 2018, 'Teaching the Holocaust to Diverse Student Cohorts', AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES REVIEW, pp. 158 - 162
2018
Alba A; Balint R; Lanicek J, 2018, 'Holocaust Education at Australian Universities in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Opportunities', AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES REVIEW, pp. 131 - 133
2018
Lanicek J, 2018, 'Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence 1914-1945', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY, vol. 48, pp. 385 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0265691418765637ag
2018
Lanicek J, 2018, 'Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 64, pp. 518 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12503
2018
Lanicek J, 2017, 'Review Article: Long Shadows of the Shoah: The 'Aftermath' in Holocaust Historiography', HISTORY, vol. 102, pp. 271 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.12404
2017
Láníček J, 2017, 'After the Whirlwind: Jewish Absence in Postwar Czechoslovakia', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 52, pp. 278 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022009416667792
2017
Kubátová H; Láníček J, 2017, 'Jews and Gentiles in Central and Eastern Europe during the Holocaust in history and memory', Holocaust Studies, vol. 23, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17504902.2016.1209838
2017
Lanicek J; Liebman S, 2016, 'A Closer Look at Alfred Radok's Film Distant Journey', Holocaust and Genoci, vol. 30, pp. 53 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hgs/dcw005
2016
Lanicek J, 2015, 'Demographic Avant-Garde: Jews in Bohemia between the Enlightenment and the Shoah.', JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, vol. 87, pp. 1002 - 1003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/683586
2015
2015
2015
Láníček J, 2014, 'The power(lessness) of Czechoslovak Jews during the Second World War', East European Jewish affairs, vol. 44, pp. 21 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501674.2014.904584
2014
Lanicek J, 2014, 'A Small Town near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust.', HISTORY, vol. 99, pp. 363 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.12057_36
2014
Láníček J, 2014, 'What did it mean to be Loyal? Jewish Survivors in Post-War Czechoslovakia in a comparative perspective', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 60, pp. 384 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12066
2014
Lanicek J, 2014, 'Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia', HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, vol. 28, pp. 338 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hgs/dcu029
2014
Lanicek J, 2014, 'Resistance: Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror', HISTORY, vol. 99, pp. 722 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.12078_29
2014
Lanicek J, 2014, 'Letter to the Editor of Yad Vashem Studies in response to Anna Hajkova's review of 'Czechs, Slovaks and the Jews, 1938-48: Beyond Idealisation and Condemnation'', Yad Vashem Studies, pp. 259 - 264
2014
Lanicek J, 2013, 'Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust.', HISTORY, vol. 98, pp. 803 - 805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.12042_21
2013
Lanicek J, 2013, 'Raz Segal, Days of Ruin: The Jews of Munkács during the Holocaust', East European Jewish Affairs, vol. 43, pp. 223 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501674.2013.813134
2013
Lanicek J, 2011, 'The Czech Reader: History, Culture and Politics', HISTORY, vol. 96, pp. 490 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-229X.2011.00531_1.x
2011
Lanicek J, 2010, 'The Czechoslovak Section of the BBC and the Jews during the Second World War', Yad Vashem Studies, vol. 38, pp. 123 - 153
2010
Lanicek J, 2008, '‘To Get a Refusal Would Result in an Unfortunate Loss of Prestige’: The Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile and the Holocaust', Holocaust Studies: a journal of culture and history, vol. 14, pp. 119 - 141
2008
Lanicek J, 2008, 'Arnošt Frischer und seine Hilfe für Juden im besetzen Europa (1941-1945)', Theresienstädter Studien und Dokumente 2007, vol. 2007 (published 2008), pp. 11 - 91
2008