Michael Grüttner

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Michael Grüttner (born February 10, 1953 in Baden-Baden ) is a German historian . Since 2003 he has been an adjunct professor for modern history at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University of Berlin .

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Michael Grüttner was born as the son of the doctor Gunda and the doctor and university professor Rolf Grüttner. After graduating from the Hamburg Johanneum , Grüttner studied history, philosophy and sociology at the University of Hamburg from 1972 . In 1983 he was awarded a doctorate at the historical seminar in Hamburg (with Klaus Saul ). phil. PhD . In 1984 he went to Berlin, where he initially worked as a research assistant (with Reinhard Rürup ) and then as a university assistant. In 1994 he completed his habilitation at the Technical University of Berlin. Between 1998 and 2002 he was Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley . In 2003 he was appointed adjunct professor for modern history at the TU Berlin.

Grüttner's research and teaching focuses on the social history of the 19th and 20th centuries, university history , the history of National Socialism and Spanish history . Many of his publications deal with the history of universities during National Socialism. These include his habilitation thesis Students in the Third Reich (1995) and the Biographical Lexicon on National Socialist Science Policy from 2004. For the 10th edition of the classic manual of German history, the Gebhardt , he wrote the volume on the Third Reich in 1933 -1939.

Grüttner is married and has two children.

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  • Social hygiene and social control. The redevelopment of Hamburg's Gängeviertel 1892–1936. In: Arno Herzig , Dieter Langewiesche , Arnold Sywottek (ed.): Workers in Hamburg. Lower classes, workers and the labor movement since the late 18th century. Verlag Erziehungs und Wissenschaft, Hamburg 1983, ISBN 3-8103-0807-2 , pp. 359–371.
  • The huts of poverty and vice. In: Volker Plagemann (ed.): Industrial culture in Hamburg. The German Empire's gateway to the world. Beck, Munich 1984, ISBN 978-3-406-09675-4 , pp. 224-243.
  • with Sven Kinas: The Expulsion of Scientists from German Universities 1933–1945. In: Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte . ISSN  0042-5702 , Vol. 55 (2007), H. 1, pp. 123-186.


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  1. ^ Friedhelm Golücke: Author's lexicon on student and university history. A bio-bibliographical directory. Cologne 2004, p. 122 ff.
  2. Short biography of Michael Grüttner in: Michael Grüttner, Rüdiger Hachtmann , Konrad H. Jarausch , Jürgen John (eds.): Broken Science Cultures. University and Politics in the 20th Century . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2010, ISBN 978-3-525-35899-3 , p. 380.
  3. Review: Niels Beintker on Deutschlandfunk , Michael Grüttner's History of the Third Reich .