Christian von Ditfurth

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Christian von Ditfurth

Wolf-Christian von Ditfurth (born March 14, 1953 in Würzburg, Lower Franconia) is a German author and historian.[1] He was a member of the German Communist Party[2] from 1973 to 1983. In January 1998, he joined the SPD in which he was a member two years.

As a journalist, Ditfurth has published numerous articles in Der Spiegel. Since 1999 also been a writer of sensational and detective novels.

A member of the Ditfurth family, his father Hoimar von Ditfurth was a journalist, doctor, popular television presenter and writer, while his sister, Jutta Ditfurth, is a journalist and politician.


  1. ^ German Biography Database
  2. ^ Foster, Anne. "Crime Fiction as Historical Documentation". Retrieved July 25, 2009.