Claudia Schoppmann is currently an historian at the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany. She studied German language and literature, History, and Journalism in Münster and Berlin, acquiring her doctorate in 1990. Dr. Schoppmann has since established herself as an expert on the persecution of German lesbians by the Nazis. Dr. Schoppmann has several books and articles to her credit on the history of lesbians in the Third Reich, including Nationalsozialistische Sexualpolitik und Weibliche Homosexualität (1991) and Days of Masquerade: Life Stories of Lesbians during the Third Reich (1996). She also coedited a history of Jewish women born in Germany after 1945, entitled Nach der Shoa geboren: jüdische Frauen in Deutschland (1994) and edited a volume on German women authors living in exile during the Third Reich, entitled Im Fluchtgepäck die Sprache: deutschsprächige Schriftstellerinnen im Exil (1995).