Matthias Uhl

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Matthias Uhl (born February 5, 1970 in Nordhausen ) is a German historian .


Uhl studied history , political science and Eastern European history in Halle (Saale) and Moscow from 1990 to 1995 . He received his PhD in 2000 for Dr. phil. and worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) until 2005 . Since 2005 he has been employed at the German Historical Institute in Moscow (DHI).

His focus is on Soviet military and security policy and the history of the Cold War .




  • with Thomas Pruschwitz a. a .: The organization of mass murder: Heinrich Himmler's service calendar 1943–1945 . Piper, Munich 2020, ISBN 3492058965 .
  • with Vasilij Stepanowitsch Christoforow, Vladimir Gennadjewitsch Makarow: Interrogated: The questioning of German generals and officers by the Soviet secret services 1945–1952 (= publications of the German Historical Institute Moscow, Volume 6). De Gruyter, Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3110416046 .
  • with Henrik Eberle : The book Hitler : secret dossier of the NKVD for JW Stalin . Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 2007, ISBN 978-3-404-64219-9 .
  • Heinz Keßler - Honecker's political general. In: Hans Ehlert , Armin Wagner (Ed.): Comrade General! The GDR military elite in biographical sketches. Ch. Links, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-86153-312-X , pp. 421-454.

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