Christine Fischer-Defoy

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Christine Fischer-Defoy (born December 30, 1951 in Hanau ) is a German author , filmmaker and cultural historian .


As a cultural historian, she has been dealing with the life stories of German emigrants for many years . She is also the chair of the Active Museum Fascism and Resistance Association in Berlin , which deals with the history of resistance, persecution and exile.

In 1993 she married the politician Ulrich Roloff-Momin and lives with him in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania .



  • Workers' resistance in the provinces 1933–1945 , publisher for training and studies vas: Berlin (West) 1982
  • Resist - survive - help shape - create yourself. For sculpture training 1933–1945 in Berlin. In: Disempowerment of Art. Architecture, sculpture and their institutionalization 1920 to 1960. Edited by Magdalena Bushart, Bernd Nicolai and Wolfgang Schuster; Frölich & Kaufmann: Berlin 1985 ISBN 3-88725-183-0
  • Charlotte Salomon - Life or Theater. The portrait of a Jewish painter from Berlin 1917–1943 , Ed. Christine Fischer-Defoy, Verlag Das Arsenal: Berlin (West) 1986
  • KUNST / POWER / POLITIK - The Nazification of the art and music schools in Berlin , Elefanten Press-Verlag, Berlin (West) 1988
  • My C'est-la-vie life in a turbulent time. The life path of the Jewish artist Paula Salomon-Lindberg , Verlag Das Arsenal: Berlin (West) 1992.
  • Karl Hofer - I said what I mean. Speeches and statements on art, culture and politics in Germany 1945–1955 , Nicolai-Verlag: Berlin 1995
  • ... and the past is always at the table - documents on the history of the Akademie der Künste (West) 1945–1993 , selected and commented on by Christine Fischer-Defoy, Henschel-Verlag, Berlin 1997
  • Berliner ABC - The private address book by Paul Hindemith 1927–1938 , edited, introduced and commented on by Christine Fischer-Defoy and Susanne Schaal, publisher: Transit Buchverlag , Berlin 1999
  • Art - a stone under construction - The West Berlin art and music colleges in the post-war area of ​​tension , edited by Christine Fischer-Defoy on behalf of the Berlin University of the Arts , Berlin 2001
  • George Grosz am Strand - Baltic Sea Sketches , published in collaboration with the Foundation Archive of the Academy of Arts Berlin , Transit Buchverlag, Berlin 2001
  • Marlene Dietrich address book , edited by Christine Fischer-Defoy, Transit-Verlag, Berlin 2003
  • Heinrich Mann : I came from Germany too. The private address book 1926–1940 ; Koehler & Amelang Published by Leipzig 2006
  • Leonhard Adler - local politician, transport expert, emigrant, priest , in: Yearbook for the Archdiocese of Berlin 2007, Cologne 2006, pp. 36–40, ISBN 978-3-939168-07-2
  • Seated in front of the door. Berlin city councilors and members of the magistrate persecuted during National Socialism from 1933 to 1945. ; Exhibition Berlin City Hall September 30 to November 30, 2005, Berlin House of Representatives June 8 to July 8, 2006; Ed. Christine Fischer-Defoy, short biographies Christiane Hoss Association Active Museum: Berlin 2066
  • Walter Benjamin «... how people are scattered everywhere ...» The address book of exile 1933–1940. Koehler & Amelang: Leipzig 2006
  • Hannah Arendt - the private address book 1951–1975. Koehler & Amelang: Leipzig 2007
  • The private address book - Frida Kahlo . Koehler & Amelang: Leipzig 2009
  • Good business - art trade in Berlin 1933–1944 , editors: Christine Fischer-Defoy and Kaspar Nürnberg, catalog for the exhibition of the same name; Active Museum- Fascism and Resistance in Berlin eV 2011. ISBN 978-3-00-034061-1

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