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Treffen Tuesday

September 26, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

September – Dr. Hans-Christian Petersen, “Dr. Karl Stumpp (1896-1962)”


Dr. Hans-Christian Peterson presents a special presentation about Dr. Karl Stumpp (1896-1962). Remembered posthumously as the “patriarch of the Germans from Russia,” Stumpp is perhaps the most influential person of transnational Russia German diaspora activism and belonged to the ‘grand old men’ of the German “Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland”.


Hans-Christian Petersen is a research associate at the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe and a lecturer at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany). Together with Victor Dönninghaus (Lüneburg) and Jannis Panagiotidis (Vienna), he edited the volume Jenseits der ‘Volksgruppe’. Neue Perspektiven auf die Russlanddeutschen zwischen Russland, Deutschland und Amerika (De Gruyter, 2018). He is working on a critical biography of Karl Stumpp, the “patriarch” of the Russian Germans, and his völkisch legacy. Together with Jannis Panagiotidis (RECET ViennaI he is currently writing a monograph on the history and present of racism against East Europeans which will be published in 2024. Together with Aleksandra Lewicki (University of Sussex) they are also running a project on the discrimination of East Europeans on the German labor market.


September 26, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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