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Dr. Volker Wild, DOB 1944, sociologist, Director

– 2013-2015 Lectures on the German government’s memorial policy with regard to National Socialism in Bochum, Berlin, Worpswede and Bielefeld

– 2012 Establishes the Research Group on contemporary monuments

– 2011 Publishes a collection of documents with the title ‘Haus 3’ on a monument project for the victims of a place of detention run by the Soviet secret service in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin (Metropol Verlag) (together with Bernt Roder)

– 2001-2005 Spokesman for the Citizens’ Action Group advocating the erection of a monument for the victims.



Jan Ferdinand, M.A., DOB 1982, Political scientist, Team member

– since 2018 Lectures on Memory Politics and Theory of Memory in London, Madrid, Naumburg and Pittsburgh

– since 2015 Organisation of excursions for the Association of Monument Research

– since 2012 Team member of the Research Group on contemporary monuments

– 2010-2012 free-lance editor

– 2002-2009 Studies in Political Science and Philosophy



Florentine Zurek, M.A., DOB 1988, Art Historian, Team member