Michael Phayer, Ph. D.

Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar during 2006-2007


r. Phayer’s work has focused on the role of the Vatican and the Catholic Church during times of conflict. He his works predominantly focus on 19th and 20th century European History as well as the Holocaust. Some of Dr. Phayer’s publications include The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965 (2000) and Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War (2007).  Shortly after Dr. Phayer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1968, he began teaching history at Marquette University. He spent the majority of his academic career at Marquette University and retired in 2002. His work has been honored by Yad Vashem. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington DC, as well as a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow.

1968: Ph.D. from University of Munich

Areas of Expertise:
European History (19th-20th century), Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Religious Studies

Selected Publications Include: