Manfred Gailus

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Manfred Gailus (born October 28, 1949 in Winsen (Luhe) ) is a German historian .


Gailus studied history and political science in Berlin. He finished his studies in 1979 with the state examination . From 1981 to 1986 he was a research associate for economic and social history in the 19th century at the Department of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin . In 1988 he received his doctorate from the Technical University of Berlin under Reinhard Rürup with a study of social protest movements in Germany 1847–49. phil. Since 1990 he has been a research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin. From March 1997 to February 1998 he worked at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research . With studies on the National Socialist penetration of the Protestant social milieu in Berlin , he completed his habilitation in 1999 at the Technical University of Berlin.

He is an adjunct professor for modern history at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University of Berlin. His biography of Elisabeth Schmitz received wide criticism.

Publications (selection)

as an author
  • “But it tore my heart.” Elisabeth Schmitz's silent resistance. 2nd edition Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-525-55008-3 .
  • "One people - one empire - one belief"? Religious pluralizations in the Nazi ideology dictatorship. In: Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (Ed.): Religion and Society. Europe in the 20th century (= industrial world , vol. 73). Böhlau Verlag, Cologne 2007, ISBN 978-3-412-20030-5 , pp. 247-268.
  • Opening to political and social history and growing self-critical insights. Three new collections on Prussian church history. In: Historische Zeitschrift , Vol. 276 (2003), ISSN  0018-2613 , pp. 95-101.
  • The invention of the “Korn Jew”. On the history of an anti-Jewish enemy in the 18th and early 19th centuries. In: Historische Zeitschrift , Vol. 272 ​​(2001), ISSN  0018-2613 , pp. 597-622.
  • Protestantism and National Socialism. Studies on the National Socialist penetration of the Protestant social milieu in Berlin (= industrial world , vol. 61). Böhlau Verlag, Cologne 2001, ISBN 3-412-07201-X (plus habilitation thesis, TU Berlin 1999).
  • Street and bread. Social protest in the German states with special consideration of Prussia 1847–1849 (= publications of the Max Planck Institute for History , vol. 96). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1990, ISBN 3-525-35632-3 (also dissertation, TU Berlin 1988).
as editor
  • Perpetrators and accomplices in theology and churches 1933-1945. Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen 2015, ISBN 978-3-8353-1649-2 .
  • with Armin Nolzen : quarreled "Volksgemeinschaft". Belief, Denomination and Religion in National Socialism. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-525-30029-9 .
  • Church administrative assistance. The Church and the persecution of the Jews in the “Third Reich”. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-525-55340-4 .
  • with Heinrich Volkmann : The struggle for daily bread. Food shortage, supply policy and protest 1770–1990. Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1994, ISBN 3-531-12560-5 .
  • Parishes in National Socialism. Seven examples from Berlin (= series of the German past , vol. 38). Edition Hentrich, Berlin 1990, ISBN 3-926175-71-0 .

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  2. ^ Review by Claudia Keller in Tagesspiegel , August 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Review of Harald Loch in Neues Deutschland , May 6, 2010.
  4. ^ Review of Friedrich-Martin Balzer in Junge Welt , July 26, 2010.