New at the Memorial Site

We are very pleased to be able to warmly welcome four new staff members to the Memorial Site. Dr. Andrea Riedle will take over responsibility for the Research Department in December 2012. Laurie Slegtenhorst and Nils Greiten have joined the team in the Education Department. Lukas Schretter is a new research trainee.

Dr. Andrea Riedle studied Modern History and Political Science at Tübingen University as well as the latter and European Studies in Exeter, UK. She has worked as a researcher at various memorial sites as well as the Standing Conference of Directors of Memorial Sites in the Berlin region. In 2011 she published her dissertation on the staff of the commandant’s office at Sachsenhausen concentration camp (Der Kommandanturstab im KZ Sachsenhausen. Sozialstruktur, Karrierewege und biografische Studien).

Laurie Slegtenhorst, 25, studied History and Education in Amsterdam. She also worked in the Resistance Museum and the Anne Frank House there. She spent the year 2010 as a volunteer of the “Action Reconciliation” at the Buchenwald Memorial Site. Her main task in the Education Department here at the Dachau Memorial Site will be to supervise and work with foreign tour guides and foster international contacts.

Nils Greiten, born in 1975, has worked as education researcher and historian in the field of civic education for youths and adults, including the Trutzhain Memorial Site. He will be primarily concerned with elaborating concepts for seminars and educational materials.

Lukas Schretter, born 1986 in Tyrol, studied European Ethnology in Vienna and Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. He spent his Memorial Service term at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in Los Angeles. His traineeship will focus on activities in the Research Department