Angelika Ebbinghaus

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Angelika Ebbinghaus (born August 26, 1945 in Würzburg ) is a German historian.


With the study of workers and ergonomics. In 1982 she received her doctorate from the University of Hamburg on the development of "Scientific Management" . She deals in particular with the time of National Socialism . Her work on medicine during National Socialism and her portrayal of women's biographies during National Socialism, in which women were not only viewed as victims but also as responsible perpetrators of National Socialist crimes, caused a sensation.

In more recent works, Ebbinghaus deals with the history of the 1968 movement and examines the social movements and revolts of the late 1960s as a global phenomenon. Ebbinghaus was a member of the Socialist German Student Union (SDS), the operaist- inspired group Proletarian Front and activist of the Hamburg women's movement . In 1976 she played a key role in founding the first autonomous women's shelter in Hamburg. Ebbinghaus is a member of Attac's scientific advisory board .



  • With Gerd Preissler: The murder of mentally ill people in the Soviet Union. Documentation. In: Götz Aly (ed.): Separation and death: the clinical execution of the unusable (= contributions to the National Socialist health and social policy. 1). Rotbuch-Verlag, Berlin, 2nd edition 1987, ISBN 3-88022-950-3 , pp. 75-107.
  • With Karl Heinz Roth: The victims and the perpetrators of the war surgery experiments in the concentration camps. In: Christoph Kopke (Ed.): Medicine and crime . Klemm and Oelschläger, Ulm 2001, ISBN 3-932577-32-9 , pp. 320, 258-286.
  • With Karl Heinz Roth: extermination research. Nobel laureate Richard Kuhn, the Kaiser Wilhelm Society and the development of nerve agents during the “Third Reich”. In: Journal for Social History of the 20th and 21st Century 1 (2002), pp. 15–50.

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Individual evidence

  1. Angelika Ebbinghaus: Was there a global 1968? In: Peter Birke, Gottfried Oy (Ed.): Alte Linke - Neue Linke? The social struggles of the 1968s under discussion . Karl Dietz Verlag Berlin 2009.
  2. ^ Karl Heinz Roth, Marcel van der Linden , Heinrich Senfft : Foreword in Angelika Ebbinghaus: Another Compass , Berlin / Hamburg 2010, pp. 7-19.
  3. Ulrike Schaz: July 1976: The private is political. How the first autonomous women's shelter came into being in Hamburg. In: Ebbinghaus 2010, pp. 44–51.
  4. ^ Members of the scientific advisory board. In: Attac. Retrieved July 13, 2018 .