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Jürgen Matthäus
German historian and writer

Jürgen Matthäus

Jürgen Matthäus
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Intro German historian and writer
Is Historian Writer
From Germany
Field Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1959, Dortmund, Arnsberg Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Age 63 years
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Biography

Jürgen Matthäus (born 1959) is a German historian and head of the research department of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is an author and editor of multiple works on the history of World War II and the Holocaust. Matthäus was a contributor to Christopher Browning's 2004 work The Origins of the Final Solution.

Education and career

Matthäus studied history and philosophy at the University of Bochum where he earned his PhD in 1992. Afterwards, he was senior historian at the Australian Department of Justice in Sydney. Since 1994, he has worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where he currently serves as director of the research department at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. He has held several guest professorships in the USA, Australia and Germany. He a member of the the International Advisory Board of the Topography of Terror Foundation.

Selected works

In English

  • Christopher Browning, with contribution by Jürgen Matthäus: The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939 – March 1942 Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004. ISBN 0-803-25979-4.
  • Patricia Heberer and Jürgen Matthäus, eds. (2008). Atrocities on Trial: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Prosecuting War Crimes. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-1084-4. 
  • Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and its Transformations, Oxford University Press, Oxford; New York, NY 2009 (as editor of The Oxford Oral History series).
  • Contemporary Responses to the Holocaust, Praeger/Greenwood, 2004, ISBN 0-275-97466-9. With Konrad Kwiet.

In German

  • Totenkopf und Zebrakleid: ein Berliner Jude in Auschwitz / Erwin R. Tichauer. Bearb. und mit einem Nachw. vers. von Jürgen Matthäus, Metropol, Berlin 2000 (gehört zu: Bibliothek der Erinnerung; Bd. 5)
  • Ausbildungsziel Judenmord? : "Weltanschauliche Erziehung" von SS, Polizei und Waffen-SS im Rahmen der "Endlösung", Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verl., Frankfurt am Main 2003
  • Deutsche, Juden, Völkermord: der Holocaust als Geschichte und Gegenwart, WBG, Darmstadt 2006 (Editor with Klaus-Michael Mallmann)
  • Einsatzgruppen in Polen: Darstellung und Dokumentation, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-534-21353-5 (with Klaus-Michael Mallmann und Jochen Böhler)
  • Die "Ereignismeldungen UdSSR" 1941. Dokumente der Einsatzgruppen in der Sowjetunion, Edited by Klaus-Michael Mallmann, Andrej Angrick (de), Jürgen Matthäus und Martin Cüppers. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2011, ISBN 978-3-534-24468-3
  • Naziverbrechen. Täter, Taten, Bewältigungsversuche, WBG Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2013 (Editor with Martin Cüppers und Andrej Angrick)

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