Bernd-Rainer Barth

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Bernd-Rainer Barth (* 1957 in East Berlin ) is a German historian and publicist .


The son of a diplomat Barth grew up partly in Hungary and studied from 1977 to 1983 at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest Hungarian Studies (Hungarian philology and history). He then worked in various academic institutions in the GDR. In 1988 he was banned from working . In the 1990s he worked as a research assistant at the Free University of Berlin . From May 2002 to September 2003 he was a research associate in the theory and history of violence department at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research . Since then he has worked as a freelance historian, translator and publicist.

He gained notoriety in particular as the editor and co-author of the biographical collection Who was who in the GDR? , a standard work in the field, and a two-volume study on Noel Field .

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  1. The Red Chapel in Switzerland - old myths against new facts from the secret service archives , accessed on May 14, 2017