The Institute

Johannes Beermann-Schön M.A.


Johannes Beermann-Schön has been responsible for the Fritz Bauer Institute’s archive since 2016.

He studied history, religious studies and sociology at Bielefeld and Bremen universities. During his studies, Beermann was in charge of the archive of the Stiftung für Sozialgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts in Bremen. After graduating in 2014, he became archivist at the Bielefeld University Archive in charge of digital long-term preservation and archiving of audio-visual media. He is involved in nestor (Network of expertise in long-term storage and availability of digital resources in Germany). He is currently studying part-time for a Master’s degree in archival science at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.


  • Continuous development and administration of the archives of the Fritz Bauer Institute
  • Documentation of the Institute’s work
  • Conception, design and organisation of information systems; digitisation of archive holdings, maintenance and care of archives already digitised and of »born digitals«
  • Documentation of current criminal cases against Nazi perpetrators
  • User support

Selected Publications

  • »25 Jahre Arbeiten mit der Vergangenheit. Eine erste Zwischenbilanz für das Archiv des Fritz Bauer Instituts«, in: Einsicht 2020. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts, Frankfurt am Main 2020, pp. 86–92.
  • »Archiv und Zufall. Entstehung und Überlieferung der Tonbandmitschnitte von Zeugenaussagen«, in: Sybille Steinbacher, Katharina Rauschenberger (Eds.), Der Auschwitz-Prozess auf Tonband. Akteure, Zwischentöne, Überlieferung, Göttingen 2020, pp. 87–107.
  • »Taking Advantage: German Freight Forwarders and Property Theft, 1933–1945«, in: Christoph Kreutzmüller, Jonathan R. Zatlin (Eds.), Dispossession. Plundering German Jewry, 1933–1953, Ann Arbor/Michigan 2020, pp. 127–147.
Johannes Beermann-Schön M.A.

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

IG Farben-Haus
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