Gordon J. Horwitz
is a professor of history
at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he teaches both modern global history and more specialized courses about Germany, the Holocaust, and Vienna. In 1990, he published In the Shadow of Death: Living Outside the Gates of Mauthausen, a study of the way in which the civilian population surrounding a Nazi concentration camp in Austria related to the camp. In 2008, he published Ghettostadt: Łódź and the Making of a Nazi City. He was appointed to the Davis U. Merwin Endowed Professorship in History in 2015.