Event Series

Consequences of the Nazi regime for firms

What policy tools did the National Socialists use to suppress the economic growth or success of Jewish-owned firms in Germany? This event, launching the series "Understanding the politics and policies of exclusion",  will explore the origins and consequences of enforced reorganisation on companies and organisations in Germany after the Nazis came to power.

Join Acting President Mark Hallerberg and members of our community to explore the politics and policies of exclusion, both in a historical and contemporary context.

Professor Dr. Joachim Scholtyseck will provide a keynote address, followed by an open Q&A.


Keynote speaker

Prof. Dr. Joachim Scholtyseck has been Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn since 2001. He is, among other things, Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Haus der Geschichte (House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany), Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Otto-von-Bismarck-Stiftung, Spokesman of the Federal Memorials Commission and is Vice-Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for Banking and Financial History. Scholtyseck has written books on the history of the companies Merck and Bosch among others, often with a focus on the Nazi period. 


Prof. Dr. Andrea Römmele is Dean of Executive Education and Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society at the Hertie School. Her research interests are comparative political communications, political parties and public affairs. She was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Modern German Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012/13 and has been a visiting fellow at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, and the Australian National University in Canberra. Römmele is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Political Consulting and Policy Advice and also works as a consultant to political and corporate campaigns. She obtained her master's degree from the San Francisco University within a Cross-Registration Program with the University of California at Berkeley, a PhD from Heidelberg University and a habilitation from the Free University of Berlin.