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Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 

David Frey

David Frey is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point. At West Point, where he won the 2010 History Department Teaching Excellence Award, he teaches a range of courses, including Western Civilization, Genocide, the Holocaust, Modern German history, Modern Central European history, African history, Fascism, and the History of Race, Nation & Ethnicity.

As Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dr. Frey has spearheaded efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the phenomenon of genocide, its history, and means of prevention at West Point, at other service academies, and throughout the Department of Defense. He has created inter-academy networks; facilitated projects, research and workshops involving academe, NGOs, museums, foundations, and the DoD; and helped develop innovative materials for teaching military audiences about mass atrocity.

With the support of Fulbright-Hays, DAAD, Mellon Foundation, Harriman Foundation, and ACLS fellowships, he earned his Ph.D. in Central European History at Columbia University in 2003. Dr. Frey came to West Point after teaching at Columbia as a Lecturer from 2003-2004. I.B. Tauris will publish his manuscript, Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary: The Tragedy of Success, 1929-44, in 2014. His articles have appeared in numerous edited volumes, including the award-winning Cinema and the Swastika, and journals such as Nationalities Papers and KinoKultura.

His current research involves human rights, espionage, deportations, show trials and the rhetoric and memory of the Holocaust using newly declassified records of the State Department’s post-World War Two Treaty Violations [TREVI] Program, a previously classified spy ring known as “the Pond”, and Hungarian National and State Security Archives. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary in 2012.  His research there was supported by grants from the Department of Defense, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and the American-Hungarian Fulbright Commission. His West Point projects are being supported by the Army Research Office and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Associated Faculty

USMA
 
Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership
 
Robert Goldstein
Director of the Center for the Rule of Law

Dr. Amy Krakowka
Geography and Environmental Engineering Department

LTC Matt Clark
Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership
 
Department of English and Philosophy
 
Department of English and Philosophy
 
MAJ Shane Reeves
Academy Professor, Department of Law

Dr. Charles Thomas
Department of History and Network Science Center
 
United States Air Force Academy
 
Department of Behavioral ASciences and Leadership
 
Lieutenant Colonel W. Chadwick Austin Department of Law
 
Major Amer Mahmud
Department of Law
 
United States Naval Academy
 
CDR Wes Huey
Department of Leader Development and Research