Otto von Bismarck
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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


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Professor Jonathan Steinberg is the author of the highly acclaimed new book Bismarck: A Life, which Dr. Henry Kissinger called “the best study of Bismarck in the English language.” Steinberg describes the political genius of the man who dominated his era. Bismarck’s belief in Prussia’s cohesion and authority, and in a nationalism that could be put to good use, ultimately led to Germany’s tragic 20th century.

Jonathan Steinberg is currently the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on twentieth century Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and also prepared the official report on the Deutsche Bank’s gold transactions in the Second World War which appeared in 1999.