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Fritz Stern

AKA Fritz Richard Stern

Born: 2-Feb-1926
Birthplace: Breslau, Silesia, Germany
Died: 18-May-2016
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: German historian

Godson and namesake of Nobellist Fritz Haber. Emigrated to New York City in 1938.

Father: Rudolf Stern (doctor)
Mother: Kathe Breiger
Wife: (two children)
Wife: Elisabeth Sifton (publishing executive, until his death)

    University: BA, Columbia University (1946)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1948)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1953)
    Professor: German History, Columbia University (1953-97)
    Administrator: Provost, Columbia University (1980-83)
    Administrator: Visiting Committee, New School for Social Research (1983-)

    American Academy in Berlin Trustee (1997-)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow (1969)
    American Philosophical Society 1988
    Aspen Institute Trustee, Aspen Institute Berlin (1983-2000)
    Center for International Relations (Warsaw) Program Board (2006-)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Dean for America
    Einstein Forum (Potsdam) Advisory Board (1992-2000)
    German-American Academic Council (1993-97)
    German Marshall Fund (1981-99)
    Helsinki Watch (1992-)
    Institute for Advanced Study Fellow (1969-70)
    Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) Academic Advisory Board (1987-, Vice Chairman 1994-)
    Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America Board of Guarantors (2001-)
    Jewish Museum (Berlin) Academic Advisory Committee (2000-)
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Leo Baeck Institute Fellow (1982-)
    Obama for America
    Social Science Research Council Fellow (1960-61)
    Trilateral Commission (1983-90)
    US State Department Senior Advisor to the US Embassy, Bonn, Germany (1993-94)
    American Historical Review Board of Editors (1974-77)
    Foreign Affairs Editorial Board (1978-92)
    Foreign Affairs Book Review Editor for Western Europe (1962-95)
    The American Prospect Board of Sponsors (1990-)
    Ford Fellowship (1976-77)
    Guggenheim Fellowship (1969-70)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology (1961, history)
The Failure of Illiberalism: Essays on the Political Culture of Modern Germany (1972, politics)
Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire (1977, history)
Einstein's German World (1999, biography)
Dreams and Delusions: The Drama of German History (1999, history)
Five Germanys I Have Known (2006)
No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State (2013, biography)

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