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Monica Black

Monica Black is Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a historian of modern Europe. She is the Editor of the journal Central European History, and the author of the prize-winning book Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany (New York: Cambridge UP, 2010)

Pheno­mena of the Irra­tional. On wonder doctors, witches and conspi­racy theories

From 1945 until the late 1950s, a wave of accusations of witchcraft swept through Germany, and tens of thousands of people flocked to wonder healers. But why? And what links these phenomena to today's conspiracy theories? A conversation with the US-American historian Monica Black.