Jochen Böhler

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Jochen Böhler
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Jochen Böhler, 2009
Born 1969
Rheinfelden (Baden)
Nationality German
Education University of Cologne
Occupation Historian
Known for World War II research
Home town Rheinfelden

Jochen Böhler About this sound listen (born 1969 in Rheinfelden) is a German historian, specializing in the military history of World War II, the Third Reich, the German occupation of Poland 1939–45, and the research on the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He is the recipient of several international awards.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Böhler obtained a Magister's degree at University of Cologne in 1999, where he specialized in modern and medieval history, as well as ethnology and political economy. His Magisterial thesis, Wehrmacht war crimes in Poland, won a departmental award.[2] His PhD was finished at the same university in 2004.[2]

He is a member of the German Committee for the History of the Second World War and of the Working Group on Military History. From 2000 he has worked in the German Historical Institute in Warsaw.[2] Between 2003 and 2004 he was a Fellow in Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.[3] Since January 2008, Böhler served as the Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim Fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem.[2]

Books and publications[edit]


  1. ^ Böhler, Jochen (2009), Zbrodnie Wehrmachtu w Polsce. Wrzesień 1939 [Wehrmacht Atrocities in Poland. September 1939] (PDF file, direct download 432 KB) (in Polish), translated by Patrycja Pieńkowska-Wiederkehr, Wydawnictwo Znak, ISBN 9788324012251, retrieved 20 January 2014, from German original: Auftakt zum Vernichtungskrieg: Die Wehrmacht in Polen 1939, ISBN 3596163072 
  2. ^ a b c d e Dr Jochen Böhler Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Jochen Böhler United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved January 20, 2014.