|Alma mater||University of Mainz|
|Institutions||University of Potsdam|
London School of Economics
Sönke Neitzel (born June 26, 1968) is a German historian who has written extensively about the Second World War. He is editor of the journal German History in the 20th Century and has written several books such as Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying; The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs based on recordings of German POWs held at Trent Park which he wrote with Harald Welzer. Neitzel edited the book Tapping Hitler's Generals (with Harald Welzer).
Neitzel was educated at the University of Mainz and is currently Professor of Military History at the University of Potsdam, having moved there from the London School of Economics in 2015. He has also held posts at the University of Karlsruhe, University of Bern, and the University of Saarbrücken in Germany and Switzerland, and was briefly Professor of Global Security at the University of Glasgow in 2011/12.
- Overy, Richard (30 August 2007). "Secret tapes of top Nazis". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- List of Publications from Neitzel's personal website (in German)
- Thomson, Ian (January 25, 2013). "Soldaten by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer: review". The Guardian. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- Tapping Hitler's Generals: Transcripts of Secret Conversations, 1942-45, Frontline Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84415-705-1
- Biography from Neitzel's personal website (in German)
- Professional page at Potsdam
- "Military History 3.0", since 2016, Neitzel has been teaching military history and the cultural history of violence at the University of Potsdam. (In German)
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