Dr Nicholas Terry


After graduation I worked for a number of years as a music journalist and magazine editor, a career I left to pursue postgraduate study. I undertook my doctoral work at King’s College London,  researching German occupation policy in Belorussia and Russia during the Second World War, in particular focusing on the policies of the German Army towards the Soviet civilian population.  While completing my PhD, I held a Charles H. Revson Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I  taught history at King’s College London, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Bristol before coming to Exeter in 2010.

In addition to my interests in the Russo-German War and the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union, I am also active in researching the Holocaust from a variety of perspectives. I have published several articles on the theme of Allied wartime knowledge of the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities, and am currently researching the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. In 2010-2011, I served as a historical consultant on a recent war crimes investigation in the UK. Along with other academics and non-academics, I am a member of the team running the Holocaust History Project documentation website. I have also engaged with the phenomenon of Holocaust denial from a historical as well as a contemporary perspective.