Sönke Neitzel

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Sönke Neitzel (born June 26, 1968) is a German historian who has written extensively about the Second World War.[1]

Neitzel is Professor of History at the London School of Economics, having also held posts at the University of Mainz, University of Karlsruhe, University of Bern, and the University of Saarbrücken.[2] From September 2011, he is Chair of Modern History at the University of Glasgow.

He is editor of the journal German History in the 20th Century and has written several books such as Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying: The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs.[3] Neitzel edited the book Tapping Hitler's Generals.[3][4] [5]


  1. ^ Overy, Richard (30 August 2007). "Secret tapes of top Nazis". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Biography from Neitzel's personal website (in German)
  3. ^ a b List of Publications from Neitel's personal website (in German)
  4. ^ Thomson, Ian (January 25, 2013). "Soldaten by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer: review". The Guardian. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Tapping Hitler's Generals: Transcripts of Secret Conversations, 1942-45, Frontline Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84415-705-1