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Dr. John J. Delaney

Dr. John J. DelaneyProfessor
Lytle Hall Rm 142


  • B.A. Boston College
  • M.A. Boston College
  • Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo


  • Modern European History
  • German History
  • History of the Holocaust
  • Western Historiography

Courses Taught

  • HIS 227: History of the Holocaust
  • HIS 235: Europe of the World Wars
  • HIS 380: Senior Seminar in History
  • HIS 462: Twentieth Century Germany

Selected Publications

  • Laura J. Hilton and John J. Delaney, "Forced Foreign Labourers, POWs and Jewish Slave Workers in the Third Reich: Regional Studies and New Directions," German History 23:1 (February 2005): 83-95.
  • John J. Delaney, "Sowing Volksgemeinshaft in Bavaria's Stony Village Soil: Catholic Peasant Rejection of Anti-Polish Racial Policy, 1939-1945," in Christian Responses to the Holocaust: Moral and Ethical Issues, ed. Donald J. Dietrich (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003).
  • John J. Delaney, "Racial Values vs. Religious Values: Clerical Opposition to Nazi Anti-Polish Racial Policy," Church History 70:2 (June 2001): 271-294.


 Recognized as a KU "Difference Maker" in Spring 2016 on the university's home webpage.  

History Club's Professor of the Year 2004