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Born in 1976. Studied history, sociology and political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Thesis topic: "Remembering the 'Third Reich' at the Cinema: Feature Films as Component and Mirror of the West German Discourse on the Past, 1946 - 1960".
Since 2000 freelancer at filmforum - the municipal arthouse cinema ("Kommunales Kino") and historical film collection of the City of Duisburg. His work there has included collaboration on conceiving the film series "Duisburg under the Swastika" and research on the history of the filmforum building, culminating in the publication "A House with Soul - Stories on the History of a Theatre" (together with Kai Gottlob).
Since January 2014 he has been directing a project for rehabilitating the manuscript archives of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.