Timothy W. Ryback
Timothy W. Ryback has written on culture, history and politics for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications. He is author of The Last Survivor: Legacies of Dachau, a New York Times Notable Book, as well as Hitler’s Private Library, which has appeared in more than twenty editions around the world. Ryback’s most recent book, Hitler’s First Victims, is currently being adapted for film. Ryback is also author of Rock Around the Bloc: A History of Rock Music in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, which appeared in 1989 and traced the corrosive effects of western pop culture on Soviet ideology.
Ryback has a doctorate from Harvard University, where he taught in the Concentration of History and Literature, the university’s oldest interdisciplinary programme. He is co-founder of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation in The Hague, and former deputy director general of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris. Ryback is married and has three children. He divides his time between Paris and Berlin.
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