Michael Fahlbusch

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Michael Fahlbusch (* 1957 ) is a Swiss geographer and historian .


Michael Fahlbusch completed his studies in geography, sociology and political science at the University of Münster in 1985 with a diploma as a geographer. In 1993 he was at the University of Osnabrück with a history of science thesis on the origins and history of the Foundation for German folk and cultural soil research in Leipzig 1920-1933 doctorate . His study Science in the Service of National Socialist Politics? was created in the context of the project funded by the German Research Foundation Die Volksdeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaften (VfG) in Germany from 1931–1945. He works as a freelance science historian in Basel. He has been a lecturer since 2011 and an Associate Researcher at the Historical Institute of the University of Bern since 2015 .

In 2005 his book German Scholars and Ethnic Cleansing, 1918–1945, which he edited together with Ingo Haar , received the “Choice Outstanding Book Of The Year Award” in the USA .

Fonts (selection)

  • “Where the German is ... is Germany!” The Foundation for German Folk and Cultural Soil Research in Leipzig 1920–1933 . Brockmeyer, Bochum 1994, ISBN 3-8196-0240-2 (also dissertation, University of Osnabrück, 1993)
  • Science in the service of National Socialist politics? The “Volksdeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” from 1931–1945 . Nomos, Baden-Baden 1999, ISBN 3-7890-5770-3 .
  • (Ed. Together with Ingo Haar ): Handbuch der Völkischen Wissenschaften. People - institutions - research programs - foundations . Saur, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-598-11778-7 .
  • (Ed. Together with Ingo Haar): Ethnic sciences and political advice in the 20th century. Expertise and “reorganization” of Europe . Schöningh, Paderborn 2010, ISBN 978-3-506-77046-2 .
  • A questionable philanthropist. The subversive activities of the German-Völkisch foundation founder Toepfer in Switzerland . In: Geschichte Online Heft 12, 2013, pp. 39–68 ( full text ).
  • Michael Fahlbusch, Ingo Haar, Alexander Pinwinkler (eds.): Handbook of völkisch sciences. Actors, networks, research programs . 2nd completely revised and expanded edition, 2 vol., Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-11-042989-3 .
  • with Ingo Haar, Anja Lobenstein-Reichmann u. a. (Ed.): Völkische Wissenschaften: origins, ideologies and aftermath . DeGruyter, Berlin-Boston 2020, ISBN 978-3-11-065272-7 .

Web links


  1. Academic hit in the USA. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .