Douglas Tobler received his BA and MA from BYU. He was awarded the United States Steel Fellowship and completed his PhD at Kansas University. He returned to BYU in 1967 to teach in the History Department, teaching classes in modern Germany, the Holocaust, and European intellectual history. He has written a number of books and articles on German, Holocaust, and European Mormon history, including Journey of the Years, 1913–1950: The First Half of a No Ordinary Life, and “The Jews, the Mormons, and the Holocaust.” Dr. Tobler served at BYU as coordinator of European Studies and as associate dean of General Education. He helped found the German Studies Association and served as chair of the 1995 Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, held at BYU. His Church callings include service as a missionary, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, and mission president in Poland. He and his wife, Carol, have four children and fifteen grandchildren.