I was born in 1979 in Lindau on Lake of Constance. Eight war deaths in my own family aroused my interest in the Second World War early on. Therefore, after graduating from high school, I decided to study modern history and political science at the universities of Freiburg and Salamanca. Here, too, I was particularly interested in contemporary history and the “Age of Extremes”. Parallel to my studies, I was an intern and working student at the Federal Military Archive in Freiburg, where I was able to deepen my knowledge of German military history. I finished my studies with the grade “very good”. In my master thesis, I wrote a biography of the Prussian Field Marhal Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz.

Since December 2008 I have been working as a research service, mainly in the Federal Military Archive in Freiburg. My focus is on the processing of family histories in the Nazi era and research on military-historical topics from 1871 to today. My customers are private individuals, authors, scientists, government institutions, TV broadcasters, museums, publishers and companies. I currently live in Freiburg with my wife and my three children.