Norbert Frei



Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
November 2018–February 2019

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Niemand will Nazi gewesen sein. Die Nachgeschichte des Dritten Reiches« (Nobody wants to have been a Nazi. The Aftermath of the Third Reich)

Project outline:
Bei der im Entstehen begriffenen Monographie handelt es sich um den letzten Band der siebenbändigen Reihe »Die Deutschen und der Nationalsozialismus«, die seit 2015 im Verlag C.H. Beck München unter meiner Herausgeberschaft erscheint. (Norbert Frei)

Research partner:
Norbert Frei follows the invitation of Sybille Steinbacher (Professor of History and Effects of the Holocaust at the Department of History at Goethe University and Director of the Frankfurt Fritz Bauer Institut) and the Cluster of Excellence »The Formation of Normative Orders«.

Scholarly profile of Norbert Frei


Norbert Frei is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and director of the Jena Center 20th Century History. From 1979 to 2005 he was research assistant at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich and thereafter, till 2005, he was Professor of Modern and Contermporay History at Bochum University. Frei was a fellow and a guest professor at various institutions, among them the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Hebrew University Jerusalem. 2010/11 he was Theodor Heuss Professor at The New School for Social Research in New York.
Norbert Frei was a memeber of several historical commissions, among them the independent commission for exploring the history of Bertelsmann and the commssion on the history of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs which was installed by Joschka Fischer.

Website:
Please find more information about Norbert Frei here.

Selected publications:
  1. Der Führerstaat. Nationalsozialistische Herrschaft 1933 bis 1945, first published 1987, 8th edition München 2013 (engl.: National socialist rule in Germany : the Führer state 1933–1945, Oxford 1993)
  2. Vergangenheitspolitik. Die Anfänge der Bundesrepublik und die NS-Vergangenheit (= Habilitationsschrift 1996), 4th edition München 2012
  3. 1945 und wir. Das Dritte Reich im Bewußtsein der Deutschen, München 2005 (revised edition München 2009)
  4. 1968. Jugendrevolte und globaler Protest, München 2008 (revised edition 2017, 2nd edition 2018)