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Mr. Christian Goeschel

Christian Goeschel
2005-2006 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow

"Suicide in Nazi and Weimar Germany"

Professional Background

Mr. Christian Goeschel earned an M.A. in European studies from Cambridge University and a B.A. with first class honors in history from York University. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was a Ph.D. candidate in history at Cambridge University. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Mr. Goeschel conducted research on his project, “Suicide in Nazi and Weimar Germany.”

Mr. Goeschel is the author of several scholarly articles including “Suicides of German Jews in the Third Reich” in German History, vol. 25, no. 1 (January 2007: 22-45) and “Suicide at the End of the Third Reich” in the Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 41, no. 1 (January 2006: 153-173). He is the winner of the German History Essay Prize from the German History Society and the Royal History Society; the Prince Consort and Thirlwell Studentship; and the Allen, Meak, and Read Studentship at Cambridge University.

Fellowship Research

During his tenure at the Center, Mr. Goeschel examined the extent to which suicide became a normal phenomenon in Germany during times of acute crisis and, in particular, during the Holocaust. His project examined Nazi attitudes toward death and suicide as reflected in the developing Nazi discourse on suicide. He also studied the pattern of Jewish suicides during the Holocaust.

Mr. Goeschel was in residence at the Mandel Center from September 1, 2005 to February 28, 2006.