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Dr. Markus Roth

Research associate

Markus Roth studied German language and literature, Polish language and literature, and modern and contemporary history at the University of Münster. He earned his doctorate from the University of Jena in 2008 with a thesis on German district commissioners (Kreishauptleute) in occupied Poland and their careers after 1945. He then became a research assistant at the Herder Institute in Marburg and a staff member of the interdisciplinary institution Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. He was vice director at the latter from 2010 to 2020 and also managing director from 2016 to 2020. He has been a research associate at the Fritz Bauer Institute since 2020.


Research focal areas

  • History of National Socialism and the Holocaust
  • Nazi Germany’s occupation policy in Poland
  • Holocaust literature (German and Polish language)

Selected publications

  • »Ihr wisst, wollt es aber nicht wissen«. Verfolgung, Terror und Widerstand im Dritten Reich, München 2015.
  • (Co-ed.) Konrad Heiden: Eine Nacht im November 1938. Ein zeitgenössischer Bericht, Göttingen 2013.
  • Herrenmenschen. Die deutschen Kreishauptleute im besetzten Polen – Karrierewege, Herrschaftspraxis und Nachgeschichte, Göttingen 2009.

List of publications

Dr. Markus Roth

Fritz Bauer Institut
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m.roth(at)fritz-bauer-institut.de