Michael Wildt (born April 13, 1954 in Essen ) is a German historian . He is a professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Wildt grew up in Rüttenscheid and Bad Pyrmont , graduated from high school in 1972 and then completed basic military service . After training as a bookseller , he worked for the Rowohlt publishing house in Reinbek near Hamburg from 1976 to 1979 . From 1979 to 1985 he then studied history, sociology, law, cultural studies and Protestant theology at the University of Hamburg . He was born in 1991 at Arnold Sywottek's history seminar with the study “On the way to the 'consumer society'. Studies on consumption and food in West Germany 1949-1963 " doctorate .
From 1991 to 1997 he was a research assistant at the Research Center for the History of National Socialism in Hamburg. From 1997 he was a research assistant at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) in the work area "Theory and History of Violence".
With a highly acclaimed study of the leadership corps of the Reich Security Main Office , Wildt qualified as a professor in 2001 for the subject of modern history at the University of Hanover , where he was a lecturer and an associate professor in 2005 and 2006. In the winter semester 2001/2002 he was a research assistant at the International Institute for Holocaust Research ( Yad Vashem ) in Jerusalem. From the winter semester 2006/2007 he taught at the History Department of the University of Hamburg. Here he was appointed professor in February 2007. In the summer semester of 2009, he moved to the Humboldt University Berlin (successor to Ludolf Herbst ) in the field of German history in the 20th century with a focus on the time of National Socialism .
Michael Wildt is co-editor of the journals WerkstattGeschichte and Historische Anthropologie.
Michael Wildt's research area lies in the history of the 20th century with a focus on National Socialism and anti-Semitism , the concepts of order and world views .
His study on the leadership corps of the Reich Security Main Office ( RSHA ) was published in 2002 under the title Generation of the Unconditional . In it, he describes the intellectual elite from Reinhard Heydrich's “fighting administration” from the point of view of “generation”, “institution” and “war ”.
"An amalgam of conceptual radicalism, new institutions and an unlimited power practice in war could unleash the process of radicalization that resulted in genocide."
Wildt investigates the perpetrators both across the board and with biographical case studies such as Hans Ehlich , Erwin Schulz or Martin Sandberger . The RSHA was an "institution of a new type", an "institution of the movement", but above all a "political institution". Important for the selection of the personnel was the practiced terror, which manifested itself as an operation in many cases in the guided, but also in the personal murder of Jews in the East, in "volkisch land consolidation" - so that a characterization as desk criminals or bureaucrats is misleading.
Wildt's next project dealt with the Volksgemeinschaft ideology and anti-Semitism with a focus on violence against Jews in Germany between 1930 and 1939. It examined the transformation of a bourgeois society, the creation of the Volksgemeinschaft through the practice of violence. Wildt relied on reports from the local offices of the Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith (1893–1935), the memory reports of German Jews, newspaper reports and Gestapo documents. The project resulted in the monograph Volksgemeinschaft als Self-empowerment , which appeared in 2007.
Wildt's ongoing three-year research project is investigating what is known as “ ethnic cleansing ”. He examines the violent conflicts in Europe, where and in what form ethnic murders and expulsions can be found. The central question is how a “biopolitical” concept of the “people” became a political dominant in Europe in the first half of the 20th century.
Wildt has been chairman of the Historical Commission in Berlin since 2013 . V.
- Graf Stauffenberg and Georg Elser lecture at the " Institute for Social Research ", published in TAZ , February 17, 2009.
- History of National Socialism . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-8252-2914-6 .
- Volksgemeinschaft as self-empowerment. Violence against Jews in the German provinces from 1919 to 1939 . Hamburger Edition , Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-936096-74-3 .
- The transformation of the state of emergency. Ernst Fraenkel's analysis of Nazi rule and its political topicality . In: Jürgen Danyel, Jan-Holger Kirsch , Martin Sabrow (eds.): Fifty classics of contemporary history . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2007, ISBN 3-525-36024-X , pp. 19-24.
- Biopolitics, ethnic cleansing and popular sovereignty. A sketch . In: Mittelweg 36 , Vol. 15, Issue 6, 2006, pp. 87-106.
- Edited with Ulrike Jureit : Generations. On the relevance of a basic scientific term . Hamburger Edition, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 978-3-936096-58-3 .
- Goebbels in Berlin. Impressions and judgments from contemporaries from 1926–1932 . In: Lutz Hachmeister , Michael Kloft (ed.): The Goebbels Experiment. Propaganda and politics . Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-421-05879-2 , pp. 73-84.
- Familiar resentment. The modern welfare state has nothing to do with the “national community” concept of National Socialism. One answer to Götz Aly . In: Die Zeit , No. 19, May 4, 2005.
- Is there an “old” anti-Semitism? In: Kafka. Journal for Central Europe. 14, 2004, ISSN 1619-0793 pp. 8-13.
- As editor: Intelligence Service, Political Elite, Murder Unit. The security service of the Reichsführer SS. Hamburger Edition, Hamburg 2003, ISBN 3-930908-84-0 .
- Generation of the unconditional. The leadership corps of the Reich Security Main Office. Hamburger Edition, Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-930908-75-1 ( table of contents ( Memento of September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ), PDF ; introduction ( Memento of September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ), PDF). Unchangeable New edition as a paperback.
- Violence politics. National community and persecution of Jews in the German provinces 1932–1935 . In: Werkstatt Geschichte 35, 2003, pp. 23–44.
- Edited with Peter Witte, Martina Voigt, Dieter Pohl , Peter Klein , Christian Gerlach , Christoph Dieckmann and Andrej Angrick : Heinrich Himmler's 1941/42 service calendar . Hamburger Edition, Hamburg 1999, ISBN 3-7672-1329-X .
- Ethos indeed. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg . In: Ursula Breymayer, Bernd Ulrich , Karin Wieland (eds.): Willensmenschen. About political officers . Fischer TB, Frankfurt am Main 1999, ISBN 3-596-14438-8 .
- The Hamburg Gestapo chief Bruno Linienbach. A National Socialist career. In: Frank Bajohr , Joachim Szodrzynski (Ed.): Hamburg in the Nazi era. Results of recent research. Results-Verlag, Hamburg 1995, ISBN 3-87916-030-9 .
- The Jewish policy of the SD 1935–1938. A documentation (= series of the quarterly books for contemporary history , 71), Oldenbourg, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-486-64571-4 .
- Edited with Christa Fladhammer: Max Brauer in Exile. Letters and speeches 1933–1946. Christians, Hamburg 1994, ISBN 3-7672-1219-6 .
At the beginning of the 'consumer society'. Lack of experience, standard of living, hope for prosperity in West Germany in the fifties . Results-Verlag, Hamburg 1994 (plus dissertation, Univ. Hamburg, 1991), ISBN 3-87916-022-8 .
- New edition udT: From small prosperity. A history of consumption in the fifties , Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 1996, ISBN 3-596-13133-2 .
- with Katrin Himmler : Himmler private - Letters of a mass murderer , Piper Verlag, Munich 2014, ISBN 978-3-492-05632-8 .
- The transformation of the state of emergency. Ernst Fraenkel's analysis of Nazi rule and its political topicality , version 1.0. In: Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte , published on June 1, 2011.
- Volksgemeinschaft , Version: 1.0. In: Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte , published on June 3, 2014.
- Edited with Tatjana Tönsmeyer and Jan-Holger Kirsch: Zeithistorische Forschungen 5 (2008), Issue 3: Nazi research after 1989/90 .
- Edited with Annette Vowinckel: Zeithistorische Forschungen 12 (2015), Issue 2: Photography in dictatorships .
- People, national community, AfD . Hamburger Edition, Hamburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-86854-309-4 .
- The ambivalence of the people. National Socialism as a Social History . Suhrkamp, Berlin 2019, ISBN 978-3-518-29880-0 .
- The Reich Security Main Office. Nazi terror headquarters in World War II. Berlin / Leipzig: Hentrich & Hentrich 2019. ISBN 978-3-95565-360-6 .
- Literature by and about Michael Wildt in the catalog of the German National Library
- Michael Wildt in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Homepage of Michael Wildt
- Homepage of the Chair for German History in the 20th Century with a focus on National Socialism by Michael Wildt
- Michael Wildt on Academia.edu
- Review Notes on "Generation of the Unconditional"
- Michael Wildt's entry at H-Soz-u-Kult
- Contributions by Michael Wildt . In: Contemporary historical research
- Michael Wildt: New Research on Stalin and Shoa. Isn't the Holocaust unprecedented anymore? . In: Süddeutsche.de , May 23, 2012
- Expert opinion from Prof. Dr. Michael Wildt and Dr. Julia Hörath regarding Pücklerstraße 14
- ↑ Frank Bajohr u. a. (Ed.): More than a story. Contemporary historical perspectives on the Federal Republic. Göttingen 2016, p. 33.
- ↑ Generation of the unconditional. In: hsozkult.de. February 4, 2003. Retrieved July 29, 2019 .
- ↑ The Elite of Terror. In: zeit.de. June 20, 2002. Retrieved July 29, 2019 .
- ↑ Wildt: Generation of the Unconditional , pp. 410-415.
- ↑ Wildt: Generation of the Unconditional , p. 861.
- ^ Archived copy ( Memento of September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ).
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