Born in 1976 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; historian, librarian, and archivist; since 2013 head of the Scientific Collections, Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS), Erkner near Berlin(www.irs-net.de/profil/wissenschaftliche-sammlungen)
Doctoral thesis: Jüdischer Adel. Nobilitierungen von Juden im Europa des 19. Jahrhunderts, Frankfurton the Main 2013 (cf. www.juedischer-adel.de)
My book is about ennoblements of Jews in 19th-century Europe – focused onAustria,Britain, andPrussia- and their implications. It shows that other than most scholars believe still at about 1900 there was a strong demand for titles of ennoblement all overEurope, there being no difference between Jews and gentiles. What differed a lot however was the supply of such titles concerning Jews.