Team

Our Team

In 1999, Facts & Files Historical Research Institute was founded as a partnership company by Beate Schreiber and Frank Drauschke in Berlin.
The Facts & Files team comprises of historians, archivists and scholars of literature.
Frank Drauschke

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Frank Drauschke
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
drauschke@factsandfiles.com

Frank Drauschke / Partner

Born in 1970, studied History, South Asian Studies and International Relations in Asia at Humboldt University in Berlin and at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. During his studies and research visits to India, Great Britain and the United States, he conducted research in the respective archives.

In 1999, together with Beate Schreiber, he founded the partnership company Facts & Files.

Frank Drauschke is member of the committee of the Working Group for Applied History/Public History of the Association of Historians in Germany.

Research topics

  • Crowdsourcing Projects and History Communication
  • Asian History of the 20th century
  • Digitization of historical sources and Online Presentation
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Contact

Ansprechpartner
Beate Schreiber
T: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
schreiber@factsandfiles.com

Beate Schreiber / Partner

Born in 1971, studied History, German, Educational Science and Psychology at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Technical University in Berlin.

Following her state examination in 1998, she worked as a freelancer for various clients in areas of restitution cases in East Germany and as an academic consultant for film screenplays.

In 1999, together with Frank Drauschke, she founded the partnership company Facts & Files.

Beate Schreiber is member of the Working Group Provenance Research.

Research topics

  • “Aryanization” in Berlin 1933-1945
  • Confiscation and restitution of Jewish property
  • Jews in the Soviet-occupied zone and in the GDR
  • Provenance Research
  • History of Trade Unions
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Contact

Dr. Hans-Christian Bresgott
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
bresgott@factsandfiles.com

Dr. Hans-Christian Bresgott / Senior Researcher and Archival Services

Born in 1972, studied History, Art History and German language and literature studies at Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin and at the University Erfurt. In 2009, Hans-Christian Bresgott became Senior Researcher at Facts & Files. He recieved his Ph.D. with a thesis on the history of German Baltic Resorts from the  Center for Metropolitan Studies of the Technische Universität Berlin in 2014.

Together with Claudia Bourcevet he is in charge of the archive of the General Secretariat of the German Red Cross.

 

Research topics

  • Social History of the 19th Century
  • Biographical Research
  • Archival Services
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Sabine Altmann
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
altmann@factsandfiles.com

Sabine Altmann / Researcher and Project Assistant

studied Medieval History, Pre- and Early History, and American Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. From 1997 to 2005, she worked as an assistant at the Brandenburg State Office for Cultural Heritage Preservation and Archaeological State Museum. Since 2000, she has worked as a freelancer for Facts & Files. After her graduation in 2006, she worked for the Historic and Photographic Collection at the Jewish Museum in Berlin from 2006 to 2007. She was an academic associate in two projects at the Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig, researching Early- and High-Medieval border zones from 2008 to 2013, and from 2014 to 2015 project assistant at a management consultancy. In 2016, she began to work as a project assistant and researcher at Facts & Files.

Research topics

  • History of the Early and High Middle Ages
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Claudia Bourcevet
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
bourcevet@factsandfiles.com

Claudia Bourcevet / Researcher and Archival Services

Born in 1970, completed her first and second State Examination in Law in Berlin and had worked as a lawyer for several years. Afterwards she studied Medieval History at Humboldt University in Berlin and graduated in 2014 (M A.). During her studies she supported Facts & Files as an intern in a project concerning the application of the Saale Unstrut region to be enrolled in the World Heritage list. Together with Hans Bresgott, Claudia Bourcevet has supervises the archive of the General Secretary of the German Red Cross since 2014. She is a member of the Society for Regional History of the Mark Brandenburg.

Together with Hans-Christian Bresgott she is in charge of the archive of the General Secretariat of the German Red Cross.

Research topics

  • Regional History of Brandenburg in the Middle Ages
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Dr. Hajo Frölich
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
froelich@factsandfiles.com

Dr. Hajo Frölich / Researcher and Archival Services

studied history, sinology and law in Nanjing/China, Jena and Berlin and received his PhD from Freie Universität Berlin in 2016 with a thesis on the Chinese school system of the late imperial period. At Freie Universität, he also worked as a research assistant in various projects on the social history of China in the 19th and 20th centuries. As a scholarship holder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, he then conducted research on zoological research trips to China. He joined the Facts & Files team as a research assistant in 2020, where he is primarily involved in the archiving and current provenance research projects.

 

Research topics

  • Chinese History in the 19th and 20th Century

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Ruth Bergmann
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
bergmann@factsandfiles.com

Ruth Bergmann / Archival Services

completed her studies in cultural studies with a focus on cultural history at the Europa-Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder in 2003 and subsequently worked for various regional history and archaeological projects. Since 2007, she has been involved in projects on the history of collections and museums as an art and cultural mediator in the Collection of Classical Antiquities and the Islamic Museum of the National Museums in Berlin and has also organised various cultural projects since 2014. At the same time, she supported various archival and inventarisation projects of Facts & Files as a freelancer and has now been working as an archive and library staff member at Facts & Files since the beginning of 2021.

 

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