Bernhard Chiari

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Bernhard Chiari (* 1965 in Vienna ) is a German Eastern European historian . He worked at the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr .


From 1984 to 1986 Chiari was a reserve officer candidate for the armored reconnaissance team of the Bundeswehr. He then studied Eastern European history , German and political science at the University of Frankfurt am Main . From 1992 to 1997 he was a research assistant at the Chair of Eastern European History. In 1997 he was at Dietrich Beyrau at the history faculty at the University of Tübingen with a dissertation German occupation regime in Belarus from 1941 to 1944 to the Dr. phil. PhD. Then he worked as a freelancer for the Germanisches Nationalmuseumin Nuremberg and worked on a project at the University of Erlangen .

Since 2000 he has been a research assistant at the Military History Research Office (MGFA) in Potsdam, which merged with the Social Science Institute of the Bundeswehr (SOWI) to form the Center for Military History and Social Sciences (ZMSBw) in 2013 . He worked in various areas, was active as a press officer from 2004 to 2009 and published the series “ Guide to History ”. Until 2014, he temporarily headed the Deployment Department as Scientific Director.

From 2015 to 2016 he was Director Organizations & Government at the consulting company EXOP in Konstanz and has been Head of Division at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) since September 2016. Chiari teaches as an external lecturer at the central institute studium plus at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich .

Chiari has been deployed abroad several times in the Balkans ( SFOR ) and Afghanistan ( ISAF ). He was u. a. used in the field of military intelligence and now holds a reserve officer rank ( Colonel of the Reserve).

Fonts (selection)

Monographs and large contributions


  • Hans-Erich Volkmann : Economy and Expansion. Basic features of the Nazi economic policy. Selected writings (= contributions to military history , volume 58). Oldenbourg , Munich 2003, ISBN 3-486-56714-4 .
  • with Matthias Rogg , Wolfgang Schmidt : War and the military in the film of the 20th century (= contributions to military history , volume 59). Oldenbourg, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-486-56716-0 .
  • The Polish Home Army. History and myth of the Armia Krajowa since the Second World War (= contributions to military history , volume 57). Oldenbourg, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-486-56715-2 .
  • with Gerhard P. Groß : On the edge of Europe? The Balkans - Area and Population as Fields of Activity of Military Force (= Contributions to Military History , Volume 68). Oldenbourg, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-486-59154-5 .
  • Assignment abroad. The latest military history at the interface between historical science, politics, the public and the armed forces (= Latest Military History , Volume 1). Rombach, Freiburg im Breisgau a. a. 2012, ISBN 978-3-7930-9694-8 .
  • From Venus to Mars? Provincial Reconstruction Teams and the European Military Experience in Afghanistan, 2001–2014 . On behalf of the Bundeswehr Center of Military History and Social Sciences edited in collaboration with Thijs Brocades Zaalberg, Nicola Labanca and Ben Schoenmaker (= Latest Military History. Analyzes and Studies , Volume 3). Rombach, Freiburg im Breisgau a. a. 2014, ISBN 978-3-7930-9771-6 .

Guide to history

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