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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

01/10/2020 – Joint Press Release – Economic Policy


Three departmental research institutions, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Raw Materials (BGR) and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), which are subordinate to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), all come together Research project carried out with the ministry to research their past during the Nazi era and the post-war era. Today’s federal authorities go back to predecessor institutions that were founded in the 19th century and also existed during the Nazi era. They fulfilled important tasks in research and science and put themselves in the service of the regime after 1933.The research project aims to answer two important questions: Why did scientists in different authorities who mostly did not see themselves as political make important stabilizing contributions so willingly Armament and warfare of the inhuman Nazi regime? And how did you and the authorities in which you worked deal with the terrible Nazi past and your own guilt after 1945? Maier (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) and Prof. Dr. Carsten Reinhardt (Bielefeld University), who have already presented studies on the Nazi history of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society. It is set to run for three years. The results will be presented at two international conferences, in several monographs and a biographical sub-project on perpetrators and persecuted people.


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