Expert Report for the University of Cologne

Expert Report on the History of the University of Cologne 1933-1945

On behalf of the University of Cologne, Facts & Files had prepared a report, which looks at the entanglement of the National Socialist regime with the university’s charitable foundations, honorary titles and grants awarded to academics and institutes. 

The assessment included research on honorary doctors, members and senators of the University of Cologne, the members of the Board of Trustees, donors to the university and the activities of associated institutes and their employees during the Nazi period.

This report is part of a project on the history of the University of Cologne since 1919. In 2019, the university was commemorating the 100th anniversary of its re-founding, and for this occasion, its history from 1919 to the present day has been thoroughly researched.

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