Robert Bernheim

I am an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maine at Augusta. My research
centers on the Nazi Holocaust and the Second World War in Europe. I am also interested in the
study of genocides and historical memory. In addition, I am an avid home cook, and I teach and
research the history of food, cooking, and flavors. As part of UMA’s prison program, I teach at
the Maine State Prison, and focus other areas of research on incarcerated populations.
I am a graduate of Bowdoin College (Modern European History and German) and completed my
MA at Goddard College and my Ph.D. at McGill University (Modern German History). I spent
more than a decade as a high school social studies and German teacher in Maine and Vermont,
and I directed the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of
Vermont and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine before returning fulltime to the

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