Benjamin M. Schneider

Benjamin M. Schneider

Benjamin M. Schneider

20th Century U.S. History, U.S. and the World, Military History, War Crimes, The World Wars, Imperial Japan

Benjamin M. Schneider is a dissertation fellow at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and a doctoral candidate in History at George Mason University. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester, and an M.A. from The George Washington University. He is currently working on a dissertation examining the trials of American war criminals in the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War.

Selected Publications

Review of Stephen A. Bourque, Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France, in The Strategy Bridge, June 2018.

Review of Kenneth D. Alford, American Crimes and the Liberation of Paris: Robbery, Rape and Murder by Renegade GIs, 1944-1947, in H-War, January 2018.

Review of Walter M. Hudson, Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II, in H-War, March 2017.

Grants and Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 2018-2019.
Dissertation Year Fellowship, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2017-2018.
Presidential Scholar, George Mason University, 2013-2016.


M.A The George Washington University, 2010
B.A. University of Rochester, 2008

Recent Presentations

“I Didn’t Consider Them as Prisoners: Law, Culture, and the Refusal of Quarter in the U.S. Army during the Second World War.” Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Spring 2018.

“He Should Follow a Course of Obedience: American War Criminals and the Superior Orders Defense in the Second World War.” Triangle Institute for Security Studies New Faces Conference, Fall 2017.

“The Silent Dead: Military Justice and the Tambach Killings, 1945.” Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Spring 2016.

In the Media

Consultant, “Take No Prisoners: Inside a WWII American War Crime,” Reveal, NPR, July 28, 2018.