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Dr. Andrea Rudorff

Research associate

Andrea Rudorff is a Research Associate at the Fritz Bauer Institute. She is currently working on the project »Polish postwar trials against members of the Auschwitz camp personnel«. Previously, she was as a Research Assistant in the project »History of the Katzbach concentration camp Frankfurt am Main« at the Institute from 2018 to 2020. She studied modern and contemporary history and Polish studies at the Humboldt University and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, at the University of Wrocław and at the Jagiellonian University Kraków. She received her doctorate in 2012 from the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the TU Berlin with a thesis on women in the subcamps of the Groß-Rosen concentration camp. From 2004 to 2007, she was a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the TU Berlin, where she was part of a project on the history of the National Socialist concentration camps; she published numerous articles in the resulting nine-volume series Der Ort des Terrors (ed. by Wolfgang Benz and Barbara Distel). From 2013 to 2018, she was involved in the editing project The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany, 1933–1945; she is executive editor of volume 16 Das KZ Auschwitz 1942–1945 und die Zeit der Todesmärsche 1944/45.

Research Interest

  • National Socialism, World War II, Persecution of the Jews and the Holocaust
  • History of Nazi concentration camps
  • History of Poland
  • Nazi war crimes trials
  • Politics of history and memory

Current Research Project

Selected Publications

  • (Executive Editor), Das KZ Auschwitz 1942–1945 und die Zeit der Todesmärsche 1944/45. Vol. 16 of: Susanne Heim, Ulrich Herbert u.a. (Eds.), Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933–1945, München 2018. (English version forthcoming)
  • Frauen in den Außenlagern des Konzentrationslagers Groß-Rosen, Berlin 2014.
  • »Die Strafverfolgung von KZ-Aufseherinnen in der VR Polen«, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, 61 (2013) 4, pp. 329–350.

List of publications

Dr. Andrea Rudorff

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