Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Richard Lutjens

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Dr. Richard Lutjens

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor
Office: Humanities 314

Curriculum Vitae


Richard Lutjens hails from Maryland, but his home away from home is Germany, and he has spent quite a bit of his life on the move. After graduating with a degree in History and German from Middlebury College, he attended Northwestern University for his Ph.D. His research focuses on the life of the individual in Nazi Germany and, in particular, on previously understudied groups. His book manuscript, In Plain Sight: The “Hidden” Jews of Nazi Berlin, examines the daily experiences of those Jews who managed to survive the Holocaust by hiding in the capital of Nazi Germany. His current project examines the role of “ordinary” crime in Nazi Germany and the persecution of German Jews.  

Area of Specialization

  • Modern Europe; Germany


  • HS 101 Europe and the World since 1500
  • HS 318 The Creation of Modern Germany, 1770-19992
  • HS 319 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust