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Dr Julia Wagner

Research Fellow

Foto Julia Wagner

Julia Wagner studied History, Sociology and French at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her M.A. thesis focused on the writers Primo Levi and Jean Améry and their evolving relationship with post-war Germany. She came to UCL in 2006 to work on her PhD thesis ‘Nazi Hunters: The Struggle for the Punishment of Nazi Crimes’. She is currently researching the long-term effects and the memory of the German and Italian occupation during the Second World War.

Her project is part of the AHRC funded research project Reverberations of War: Communities of Experience and Identification in Germany and Europe since 1945.


Research Interests

20th century German and European history, cultural history, legal history, memory.


Her publications include

Julia Wagner, The Truth about Auschwitz: Prosecuting Auschwitz Crimes with the Help of Survivor Testimony, German History (2010) 28(3), pp. 343-357.

Julia Wagner, Review of Dean, Martin; Goschler, Constantin; Ther, Philipp, eds., Robbery and Restitution: The Conflict over Jewish Property in Europe, H-German, H-Net Reviews. March, 2008.

Julia Wagner, Review of Lillteicher, Jürgen, Raub, Recht und Restitution: Die Rückerstattung jüdischen Eigentums in der frühen Bundesrepublik, H-German, H-Net Reviews. May, 2009.

Julia Wagner and Christiane Winkler: Wendepunkte: Biographien und historische Umbrüche im 20. Jahrhundert, in: Potsdamer Bulletin für Zeithistorische Studien 42, 2008, pp. 27-31.