History Major

Abraham Peck, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Abe Peck

Office Location

Payson Smith 100, Portland Campus



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1977
  • MPhil University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1977
  • M.A., International Relations, American University, 1970
  • B.A. International Relations, American University, 1968


Abraham Peck, PhD, has been a part-time member of the History faculty at USM since 2001, teaching upper-level courses on German History, the Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern European History.  From 2009-2011, Professor Peck was the founding director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies program at the University of Maine Augusta. He received his PhD and MPhil at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England (1977), his MA in International Relations from American University (1970) and his BA in International Relations from American University (1968).  Professor Peck is the recipient of two Fulbright Awards, and his research interests include the history of the Holocaust, comparative genocide, German and European history, the history of interreligious dialogue and conflict between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the history of anti-Semitism. His most recent book, co-written with Gottfried Wagner, was published in an English-language edition entitled Unwanted Legacies: Sharing the Burden of Post-Genocide Generations (Texas Tech University Press) in April 2014 and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.