Théofilakis, Fabien

Visiting Professor

Fabien Théofilakis is a French historian who teaches war and post-war history in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as German history. After a joint doctorate between Paris Nanterre and Augsburg, he did a postdoc in Berlin before becoming a visiting professor at the Université de Montréal (Canada). In 2016, he was elected maître de conférences at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. In 2020, he became a visiting professor at Europa-Universität Viadrna in Germany, and as part of the Alliance program he is visiting professor at Columia for the spring semester. He is now working on a book on the Eichmann trial that considers the perspective of the accused.



Les prisonniers de guerre allemands. France 1944-1949 (Fayard, 2014, currently being translated into German);

Les prisonniers de guerre français en 40 (Fayard, 2022),

Special issues "Les génocides devant la justice allemande; droit et reconnaissance (1945-2023), Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, 2023-2024

(co-edit.) German-occupied Europe in the Second World War (Routledge, 2019)

"Helmut Can Be a Worker, Not a Lover": Relationships Between Germans POWs and French Women in Postwar France (1944-1948). In: Reiss, M., Feltman, B.K. (eds) Prisoners of War and Local Women in Europe and the United States, 1914-1956. Genders and Sexualities in History. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


Théofilakis, Fabien. "2 From History to Story: When the 'Architect' of the Holocaust Became His Own 'Witness'". The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered, edited by Rebecca Wittmann, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021, pp. 32-49.