The Commission’s Staff

Markus Apostolow, M.A., University of Potsdam

From 2007 to 2010 he read History, Politics and Administration at the University of Potsdam; from 2010 to 2012 he completed a master’s degree course in Contemporary History at the University of Potsdam; in 2012, he did a three-month internship with the Corporate History Department at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg; since 2013, he has been a project staff member of the IAC-FMJ.

Dr. phil. habil. Burghard Ciesla, University of Potsdam

From 1980 to 1985, he read History in Berlin, completing a doctorate in the field of economic history in 1990; Habilitation in 2014 (postdoctoral university degree with lecture qualification). He has been involved in freelance and project work in teaching, research, museums and the media for a number of years; from 2010 to 2012, he worked a research assistant at the Historical Institute of the University of Potsdam on its project on police personnel vetting in Land Brandenburg; since February 2013, he has been a project staff member of the IAC-FMJ.

Florian Detjens, B.A., University of Potsdam

From 2007 to 2011, he completed a bachelor’s degree course in General History and Jewish Studies at the University of Potsdam; since October 2011, he has been doing a master’s degree course in Contemporary History at the University of Potsdam; from April 2011 to November 2012, he worked as a student assistant on the third-party funded project on “Cottbus Central Prison”; from December 2012 to September 2014, he was a project staff member of the IAC-FMJ.

Dr. Hilde Farthofer, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Read Law at the University of Salzburg, Austria, completing a diploma course with a master’s degree in 2004. In 2010, she completed a doctorate on “Involvement in a criminal organisation and in human trafficking in Austria and Italy“. In 2007/2008, she carried out research in Palermo, Italy funded by a scholarship from the Italian Foreign Ministry. From 2005 to 2009, she was a member of staff with Professor Otto Triffterer in the field of International Criminal Law at the University of Salzburg. Since 2010, she has been working with Professor Christoph Safferling at the Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, International Criminal Law and International Law at the University of Marburg. Since January 2013, she has been a staff member of the IAC-FMJ.

Ref. Iur. Philipp Graebke, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Read Law at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Worked first as a student assistant and member of the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials. Since 2012, he has been a staff member of the IAC-FMJ.

Dr. Kristina Hübener, University of Potsdam

Research Assistant at the Chair of Modern History I (19th/20th centuries) at the University of Potsdam; Managing Director of the Historical Commission Brandenburg, registered association; since 2005, she has been Director of the Medical History Unit; since December 2012, she has been a project team member of the IAC-FMJ.

Dr. Albrecht Kirschner, Philipps-Universität Marburg

After reading Social and Economic History and Politics, he gained experience over a number of years as a research assistant in the Marburg History Workshop, a research project on contemporary judicial history, and in the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials; in 2006, he completed a doctorate on the “Prosecution of Statements as Wehrkraftzersetzung (undermining military force) by the People’s Court and the Higher Regional Court Vienna”, following which he worked freelance in the field of knowledge management and project organisation (among other things as curator of the travelling exhibition “What was Right then … Soldiers and Civilians before German Military Tribunals“ at its Marburg venue in 2009 and on a preliminary study on “The Nazi Past of Members of the Hesse Land Parliament“ in 2012; in 2010/11 he was a member of staff of the Scientific Founding Committee of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. He is a member, inter alia, of the Hessian Historical Commission. Since March 2012, he has been a member of staff of the IAC-FMJ.

Daniel Seeger, B.A., University of Potsdam

From 2006 to 2011, he studied History, Politics and Administration at the University of Potsdam; from 2009 to 2012 he worked on the “Social Welfare in Brandenburg“ project; since 2011 he has been studying Law at the University of Potsdam. Since 2013, he has been a project team member of the IAC-FMJ.

Katrin Wagener, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Studied Law at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, focusing on national and international criminal law; since 2011 she has been a student assistant at the Institute of Criminology and the Institute of Comparative Law; since June 2012, she has been a project team member of the IAC-FMJ.

Dr. Jenny Wüstenberg, EBS Universität Wiesbaden

Read International Relations at the University of Sussex (Great Britain), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree; studied International Communications at Macquarie University (Australia), completing a Master of Arts degree in 2002. Studied Government and Politics, focussing on Comparative Politics and International Relations, at the University of Maryland (USA), graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 2005. In 2010, she completed a PhD on “The Geschichtsbewegung and Civil Society Activism in German Memory Politics.”; 2011-12 Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Service, American University (USA); 2012-13 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. From January to December 2014 she was a Research Assistant at the Chair of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and European Law, New Technologies Law and the History of Law under Professor Martin Will, EBS Universität Wiesbaden and for the IAC-FMJ.