Project Description


Christophe Busch

Hannah Arendt Institute on diversity, urbanity and citizenship, University of Antwerp

Christophe Busch has a background in criminology (MA), Holocaust and genocide studies (MA) and terrorism studies with professional experience in perpetrator treatment and setting up training and networks for professionals. His focus has always been ‘bad men in dark times’, where he tries to translate his historical knowledge on processes perpetration (national socialist era) to contemporary societal challenges.

He is general director of Kazerne Dossin: the Belian Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and currently the director of the Hannah Arendt Institute on diversity, urbanity and citizenship.

  • Focus Areas
    Remembrance & Holocaust education · Contested heritage – dark tourism · Radicalisation & polarisation · Perpetrator research – collective violence · Citizenship

  • Publications

    • Lecture: Contested heritage
    • Lecture: Mutual radicalisation and social polarisation
    • Bonding Images: Photography and Films as Acts of Perpetration, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal: Vol. 12: Iss. 2: 54-83.
    • Some Remarks on the complexity of Collective Violence – Understanding the Whole. Jounarl of Perpetrator Research, 2(1), pp. 26-32.
    • Das Höcker Album, Auschwitz durch die Linse der SS. Berlin: WBG Verlag.
    • Demonic Transitions. How ordinary people are capable of committing extra-ordinary evil. In: Üngür Genocide: New Perspectives on its Causes, Coursesand Consequences.  Amsterdam University press.