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Gerhard Besier

Gerhard Besier is a historian (PhD), theologian (DD) and psychologist (Diploma). In 2009, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund, Sweden. He has held chairs in Contemporary (Church) History at the Universities of Berlin, Heidelberg and Dresden, and is currently Director of the Sigmund Neumann Institute in Dresden. His book The Holy See and Hitler's Germany was published by Palgrave in 2007, and was followed last year by European Dictatorships: A comparative history of the...See more