Frei, Norbert

Norbert Frei

Norbert  Frei
Theodor Heuss Professor 2010-11

Prof. Frei holds a Chair for Modern History at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena, Germany. He is the director of the Jena Center 20th Century History. He has taught at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and was a Research Member of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich. 
Recent Publications:
(with Eckart Conze, Peter Hayes and Moshe Zimmermann) Das Amt und die Vergangenheit. Deutsche Diplomaten im Dritten Reich und in der Bundesrepublik, München 2010.
(with Ralf Ahrens, Jörg Osterloh und Tim Schanetzky) Flick. Der Konzern, die Familie, die Macht, München 2009.
1968. Jugendrevolte und globaler Protest, München 2008.
1945 und wir. Das Dritte Reich im Bewußtsein der Deutschen, München 2005, Paperback München 2009.
Adenauer's Germany and the Nazi Past. The Politics of Amnesty and Integration (Columbia University Press) New York 2002.
National Socialist Rule in Germany. The Führer State 1933-1945. (Blackwell) Oxford 1993. 
Office Location:
Historical Studies Department
80 Fifth Avenue, Room 515A
New York, NY 10011 
Office Hours:
(by appointment via email only)
Fall Wednesdays 5-6 pm
Spring Mondays 3-4pm 
Phone Number/Extension:
212 229 5100 x2984


Personal Website:

Research Interests:
20th Century German and European History 
Awards and Honors:
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2008/09
Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 1995/96
John F. Kennedy Fellow, Harvard University, 1985/86 

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