Dietmar Suess

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Dietmar Süß (* 1973 in Neuss ) is a German historian and university professor.


From 1993 to 1999 he studied history, sociology and law at the University of Hagen , Humboldt University in Berlin , Universidad de Cantabria and Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . From 1999 to 2001 he was a research assistant at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich . After completing his doctorate in 2001 at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, he completed a traineeship at the Catholic News Agency from 2001 to 2003 . From 2003 to 2007 he was a research assistant at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich. From 2006 to 2007 he was a Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Exeter . From September 2007 to 2013 he was academic advisor (temporary) at the Chair for Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Jena and since 2008 Dilthey Fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation . After completing his habilitation in 2010 in Jena , he represented the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in the 2010/2011 winter semester and 2011/12 summer semester and the Chair of Social and Economic History at the Humboldt University in the 2011/12 winter semester Berlin. Since the summer semester 2013 he has been professor for modern and contemporary history at the University of Augsburg . He was a member of the historical commission of the SPD .


  • 2000: Young Talent Award of the Working Group for Critical Corporate and Industrial History
  • 2002: Leibniz Doctoral Prize from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community
  • 2003: Bavarian Habilitation Award

Publications (selection)

  • Songbook against right. Songs, texts and illustrations against right-wing extremism and racism , Düsseldorf 1993.
  • Buddy and comrades. Workers, companies and social democracy in the Bavarian coal and steel industry 1945-1976 , Munich 2003.
  • Death from the air. War Society and Air War in Germany and England , Munich 2011.

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