Antjekathrin Graßmann

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Antjekathrin Graßmann (born May 27, 1940 in Hildesheim ) is a German historian . From 1970 to 2005 she was archivist for the city of Lübeck and since 1978 she has headed the archive of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck .


Antjekathrin Graßmann completed her Abitur in 1959 at the Auguste Viktoria School, at that time still an all-girls high school in Itzehoe . She then studied history and Latin in Göttingen, Freiburg im Breisgau and Bonn. In 1966 she passed the first state examination for teaching at secondary schools. In 1968 she did her doctorate in Bonn on a topic related to the history of the Reformation. In 1968 Graßmann began his legal clerkship at the Detmold State Archives and the Marburg Archives School .

After passing the state examination in 1970, she entered the service of the city of Lübeck and in 1978 succeeded Olof Ahler's archive director. During her term of office the return of the Lübeck archives from the GDR in 1987 and the CIS states that had been relocated to Central Germany during World War II and the CIS states in 1990. This made it necessary to expand the archive storage in the neighboring arsenal . In 2005 she retired; Jan Lokers was appointed her successor .

As an author, she has written and edited numerous publications, of which the fourth edition of Lübeck History is the best known. The second edition of the Neue Lübeck-Lexikon published by her was published in 2011.

Graßmann has been honorary professor at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel since 1999 . From 1998 to 2010 she was chairwoman of the Hanseatic History Association . She is honorary chairwoman of the Society for Lübeck History and Archeology and has been a member of the board of the Possehl Foundation in Lübeck since 1993 .


  • Rolf Hammel-Kiesow , Michael Hundt: Antjekathrin Graßmann on her 65th birthday. In: Rolf Hammel-Kiesow, Michael Hundt (Hrsg.): The memory of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Festschrift for Antjekathrin Graßmann on her 65th birthday. Schmidt-Römhild, Lübeck 2005, ISBN 3-7950-5555-5 , pp. 13-17.

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