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06/06/2018 | Campus-Meldung

Science prize awarded to former doctoral student from Kassel

A former historian at the University of Kassel has received a "Hessian History and Regional Studies" science prize. The award was given for her work on the past of the Kassel Regional Council.

State Secretary Patrick Burghardt (2nd from left) congratulated Dr. Nadine Freund (r), Dr. Martin Belz and Hesse scholarship holder Kristin Langefeld on their success.

State Secretary Patrick Burghardt announced this year's winners of the "Hessian History and Regional Studies" science award on Tuesday (June 5). Among them is the former doctoral student Nadine Freund from Kassel.

Dr. Nadine Freund receives 2,500 euros for her work "Part of the violence. The Kassel Regional Council and National Socialism." In it, she shows how German nationalist and anti-Semitic officials acted as preparers for the National Socialists. For this purpose, the award winner evaluated previously unknown written testimonies. Dr. Freund (39) received her doctorate in history from the University of Kassel with a thesis on the administrative lawyer Theanolte Bähnisch. She now works at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich.

The Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts awards the prize, worth a maximum of 5,000 euros, every two years.