Dr.

Maximilian Becker

maximilian.becker@oeaw.ac.at

Biography


Maximilian Becker (born 1980) received a doctorate from the University of Munich and currently holds a Lise Meitner position at the IKT. Studied Modern and Contemporary History, the History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe and International Law in Munich, 2008-2011 Doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, 2011 Fellow at the Leibnitz Institute for European History, Mainz, 2012 Doctorate in History from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. In 2014 he received the Richard-Schmid-Preis für herausragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Juristischen Zeitgeschichte. 2012-2013 Lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 2014-2015 Research Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI), in 2015 as well Scholarship holder of the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Warsaw, 2015-2016 Senior Researcher at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg, 2016-2017 Researcher (external) at the Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, 2017 also Scholarship holder at the DHI Moscow, 2017-2019 Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ ) in Munich. Since August 2019, he holds a Lise Meitner position at the IKT.

Areas of Specialization


Transnational memory of WWII, the concentration camps and the resistance throughout Europe, history of National Socialism and its aftermath, the justice system during the „Third Reich“, resistance and occupation during WWII



publications (in selection)


Mitstreiter im Volkstumskampf. Deutsche Justiz in den eingegliederten Ostgebieten 1939-1945 (= Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte, Bd. 101), München 2014;
„Keine Waffen für unsere Henker!“ Ehemalige Verfolgte des NS-Regimes und die westdeutsche Wiederbewaffnung, in: Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 66 (2018), pp. 87-116. (peer review);
Propaganda and Justice. The “Obornik’ Murder Trial” of the Poznań Special Court, 25th of August - 4th of September 1941, in: Magnus Brechtken, Władysław Bułhak and Jürgen Zarusky (eds.): Political Justice and Transitional Justice in Germany, Poland and the Soviet Union from the 1930th up to 1950s, München (forthcoming);
The Federation Internationale des Resistants (FIR). Its activities during the Breakdown of the Soviet Bloc, in: S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation 3 (2016) H. 2, 4-24;
Justiz und Propaganda. „Polengreuel“-Prozesse in den eingeliederten Ostgebieten in Presse und Publizistik 1939-1945, in: Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 64 (2015), 1-39.

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Research Project


Survivors of the Resistance in Post-war Europe. European Networks and Communities of Transnational Memory