Prof. Dr. Hermann Wentker (Berlin)
Hermann Wentker has been Head of the Berlin Department of the Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin since 1998 and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Potsdam since 2016. He studied History and German Language and Literature at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Bonn and earned his doctoral degree with a dissertation on British war aims in the Crimean War. He was then a Research Assistant at the Chair of Modern History at the University of Bayreuth. In 1994, he became member of the Berlin Department of the Institute of Contemporary History. From 2006 to 2016, he was also Extraordinary Professor at the University of Leipzig. His habilitation Justiz in der SBZ/DDR 1945–1953. Transformation und Rolle ihrer zentralen Institutionen was published in 2001.
Trials of Nazi Perpetrators in the GDR in the 1960s: How Important was the Inner-German Context?
Panel: Panel VI: Jurisdiction GDR | May 28 Friday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.