Robert G. Waite is a research historian at the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin and is writing the history of the Plötzensee Prison. He has taught modern European, Russian, and German history at the University of Maryland (European Division), Idaho State University, Boise State University, and the Free University of Berlin. Until 2008 he was senior historian at the Office of Special Investigations, US Department of Justice (Washington, DC), where he investigated alleged Nazi offenders. Dr. Waite’s research interests are the history of law enforcement and crime, the relationship and interactions between the public and the state in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the American West. Publications include articles on serious teenage crime in Nazi Germany; teenage sexuality in Nazi Germany; abortion as a law enforcement issue in Nazi Germany; the American reaction to the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941; and JFK’s June 26, 1963 visit to Berlin as viewed from Communist East Germany.
Rote Plötze’: die Geschichte des Berlins Plötzensee Strafgefängnis (under contract, German Resistance Memorial Center)