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Dr. Andrea Rudorff

Research associate

Andrea Rudorff studied modern and contemporary history and Polish studies at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Technical University of Berlin. She obtained her PhD in 2012 at the Centre for anti-Semitical Research of the Technical University of Berlin, with her dissertation entitled Frauen in den Außenlagern des Konzentrationslagers Groß–Rosen (Women in the outposts of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp). From 2004 to 2007, she was research associate at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University of Berlin on the history of  Nazi concentration camps project; she published several articles in the resultant nine-volume work Der Ort des Terrors (Place of terror) (eds. Wolfgang Benz and Barbara Distel). Since 2013, Rudorff has worked as a research associate on Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933–1945 (Persecution and murder of European Jews under National Socialist Germany 1933–1945), an edition project. She edited volume 16 on the topic of Auschwitz 1942–1945 and the period of death marches in the series sponsored by the Institute for Contemporary History Munich/Berlin, the History Seminar of Freiburg University and the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv). Andrea Rudorff has been research associate at the Fritz Bauer Institute since March 2018, working on the History of the Katzbach concentration camp, Frankfurt am Main project.


Research focal areas

  • History and post-history of National Socialism, World War II and the Holocaust, concentration camps
  • History of Poland, history of the German Soviet occupation zone/ the GDR
  • Politics of history, cultures of memory
  • History of women and gender

Selected publications

  • (Vol. ed.) Das KZ Auschwitz 1942–1945 und die Zeit der Todesmärsche 1944/45. Vol. 16 of: Susanne Heim, Ulrich Herbert et al. (Eds.), Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933–1945. Munich 2018.
  • Frauen in den Außenlagern des Konzentrationslagers Groß-Rosen, Berlin 2014.
  • »Die Strafverfolgung von KZ-Aufseherinnen in der VR Polen«, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 4 (2013), p. 329–350.

List of publications

Dr. Andrea Rudorff

Fritz Bauer Institut
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

arudorff(at)web.de