The Institute

Dr. Tobias Freimüller

Vice director

Tobias Freimüller studied history, German, education and social sciences at Ruhr University Bochum. In 2001 he passed the first state law examination. He obtained his PhD in 2006 from Friedrich Schiller University Jena with a biography on psychoanalyst and critical intellectual Alexander Mitscherlich. Freimüller was a research assistant at Ruhr University Bochum and from 2006 at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in the department of history at both universities. In 2010, Tobias Freimüller was Theodor Heuss lecturer and assistant professor at the New School for Social Research in New York City. In 2012 he was a fellow at Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been vice director of the Fritz Bauer Institute since 2017. Freimüller is on the editorial staff of Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts.


    Research focal areas

    • History and post-history of National Socialism
    • History of medicine and psychiatry in the 20th century
    • History of social psychology and psychoanalysis
    • Jewish history in the 20th century 

    Selected publications

    • Frankfurt und die Juden. Neuanfänge und Fremdheitserfahrungen 1945–1990, Göttingen 2020.
    • Demokratisierung der Deutschen. Errungenschaften und Anfechtungen eines Projekts (ed. with Tim Schanetzky, Kristina Meyer, Sybille Steinbacher, Dietmar Süß und Annette Weinke), Göttingen 2020.
    • Alexander Mitscherlich. Gesellschaftsdiagnosen und Psychoanalyse nach Hitler, Göttingen 2007.

    List of publications

    Dr. Tobias Freimüller

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

    IG Farben-Haus
    Q3, 5. OG, Raum 5.311

    +49 (0)69 798 322-31
    freimueller(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de