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Biographical/Historical Information

The historian George Lachmann Mosse was born in Berlin in 1918, grandson of the highly influential publisher and philanthropist Rudolf Mosse (1843 –1920). He received his high-school education in Berlin and from 1928 onwards at “Schule Schloss Salem”, before moving to England via Switzerland. Mosse immigrated to the U.S., where he studied at Harvard and other universities, before teaching at the University of Iowa and then the the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from 1955 until his death in 1999.

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George L. Mosse, smoking a pipe, Leo Baeck Institute, F 81055.