Sven Felix Kellerhoff

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Sven Felix Kellerhoff (* 1971 in Stuttgart ) is a German historian , journalist and non-fiction author .

Life and activity

Sven Kellerhoff is the younger son of Peter Kellerhoff (1930–2011), a former member of the board of the Industriekreditbank AG and the Berlin Housing Credit Institution . With a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation , he studied v. a. at the Free University of Berlin Modern and Ancient History, Media Law and Journalism. He worked as a student assistant for Alexander Demandt and Henning Köhler . After graduating in 1995 as Master , he served as proof Free involved, including for the Berliner Zeitung , Die Welt , the Badische Zeitung and the Bavarian Radio . In 1997/98 Kellerhoff graduated from the Berlin School of Journalism . He has been working for Axel Springer Verlag since 1998 . From 2000 to 2002 he was head of the science department of the Berliner Morgenpost and from 2002 to 2003 he was responsible for cultural reporting in Berlin. Since 2003 he has been the chief editor for contemporary and cultural history in the world and the Berliner Morgenpost . Since December 2012 he has been responsible for the history channel of WELT / N24 .

Kellerhoff is also the author of various contemporary non-fiction books, including those on the stab in the back , the preventive war thesis , the Führerbunker , the Berlin escape tunnels , the history of the political assassination and the Red Army faction .

From 2005 to 2008 Kellerhoff was a member of the board of the Berlin regional association of the German Association of Journalists .

Together with Martin Lutz and Uwe Wilhelm, he wrote the crime novel Die Tote im Wannsee (2018).

Works (selection)


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sven Felix Kellerhoff ( memento of March 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) at, accessed on May 21, 2014
  2. Peter Kellerhoff's obituary at, accessed on December 9, 2019.
  3. Klassen-so-schreiben-welt-geschichte /
  5. Wolfgang Benz , ZFG H. 11, 2015, p. 1022ff
  6. Robert Probst, collective review: On the trail of a bestseller. SZ, October 12, 2015
  7. Josef Schmid: "The supposedly first account of the history of the NSDAP - Sven Kellerhoff's study offers no new insights" in literary criticism from December 2017
  8. Christian Gnatz, GiessenerAnzeiger October 4, 2019: A completely normal pogrom
  9. Klett-Cotta :: A short history of the RAF - Sven Felix Kellerhoff. Retrieved May 14, 2020 .
  10. Erich Loest receives Hohenschönhausen Prize 2012 from, accessed on October 6, 2012