Office Hours

During the semester:

Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m., GA 5/60

Contact

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft
Historisches Institut
Prof. Dr. Michael Wala
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum
Room: GA 5/60
Tel. +49-234-32-24667
Fax. +49-234-32-14083
Michael.Wala[at]rub.de
gna[at]rub.de

Secretariat
Victoria Junkernheinrich
Room: GA 4/157
Tel. +49-234-32-28635
Fax. +49-234-32-14083
bereichssekretariat5[at]rub.de
Information on opening hours

Lutz Heilmann, M.A.

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017: Research Assistant for the DFG research project: "Western Allies Intelligence Services and Former Members of the Waffen-SS, Gestapo and Wehrmacht in the Early Cold War. Cooperation, Networks, Communication Strategies"
  • Since 2017: Ph.D. Student, Department of History – Chair Prof. Wala, Ruhr-University Bochum: "The U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps and the Transfer of Knowledge Between Germany and the US During and After WW II"
  • 2014-2017: History (Master of Arts) at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2011-2014: History and English/American Studies (Bachelor of Arts) at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Research Interests

  • History of Intelligence Services
  • History of Technology

Research Project

Western Allied Intelligence Services and Former Members of the Waffen-SS, Gestapo and Wehrmacht in the Early Cold War. Cooperation, Networks, Communication Strategies.

The research project, directed by Prof. Wala, North American History with its research focus on “Security and the Public”, analyses processes of information acquisition and knowledge construction by American intelligence services with respect to the, at the end of World War II, still obscure enemy USSR. Based on preliminary research made possible by a Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) grant, the project will focus on how former members of the SS-, Gestapo, and Wehrmacht utilized their position within the knowledge and interpretation markets during the immediate postwar period to shift threat perceptions from former members of the NS-regime onto Communists and Soviet spies, thus obscuring themselves as possible past and present adversaries. Lutz Heilmann, M.A. will serve as researcher for this project.