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Bradley J. Nichols

Bradley Nichols, Visiting Assistant Professor

Bradley Nichols, Visiting Assistant Professor
Bradley Nichols, Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of History
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-1722 |

Bradley Nichols is a visiting assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech. He is currently working on a book manuscript, entitled “The Hunt for Lost Blood: Nazi Germanization Policy in Occupied Europe,” which explores how the wartime Third Reich sought to assimilate and naturalize millions of foreign subjects on the basis of racial kinship. He is also conducting preliminary research for a second monograph that will focus on the mass murder of Soviet POWs in German captivity during the Second World War.

  • Modern Germany
  • War and Society
  • Genocide
  • Race and Empire
  • World War II
  • PhD University of Tennessee
  • MA West Chester University
  • BA Ohio University
  • German Studies Association
  • Society for Military History
  • American Historical Association
  • Association for the Study of Nationalities


“Nazi Germanization Policy in Occupied Europe: An Overview.” In German-Occupied Europe in the Second World War, edited by Raffael Scheck, Julia Torrie, and Fabien Theofilakis. London: Routledge, forthcoming.

“Forging the Aryan Utopia: Nazi Racial Policy in Occupied Poland, 1939-1945.” In The Routledge History of the Holocaust, edited by Jonathan L. Friedman. London: Routledge, 2011.

Journal Articles

“Housemaids, Renegades, and Race Experts: The Nazi Re-Germanization Procedure for Polish Domestic Servant Girls.” German History 33, no. 2 (June 2015): 214-231.

  • Thomas Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Tennessee, 2015-2016
  • Cummings Foundation Fellowship, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2014
  • Research Fellowship, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, German Studies Association/Freie Universität Berlin, 2011-2012

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