Our Team

The Reflections Blog lives from the contributions of its guest authors. Our editorial team advises them on writing new articles and can help with any questions they may have. In the following, we briefly introduce our editorial team members.

If you would also like to publish an article as a guest author on our blog, please contact us by e-mail.

Gyde Sönksen

Since November 2020, Gyde Sönksen has been working for the Reflections Blog. She is the contact person for all guest authors and is happy to answer questions regarding your contribution to the Reflections Blog. You can contact her by e-mail at g.soenksen@reflections.news.

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Franciska Thiele

Franciska Thiele has been working in the archive of the Neuengamme Memorial since 2018. There she handles enquiries from relatives of former prisoners and guards. She studied cultural studies and art and media studies in Lüneburg and Oldenburg and is a founding member of the Young Committee of the Amicale Internationale de Neuengamme. She is also the great-granddaughter of a persecuted social democrat and former prisoner of Fuhlsbüttel and the Aschendorfer Moor.

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Thorsten Fehlberg

The political scientist and social geographer Thorsten Fehlberg worked from 2013 to 2019 at the Federal Association for Information & Counselling for Victims of Nazi Persecution (Bundesverband Information & Beratung für NS-Verfolgte e.V.), mainly in the area of subsequent generations. From 2020 to 2022, he was a research assistant at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. He is doing his PhD on politically engaged descendants of Nazi persecutees at the University of Cologne, funded by the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES), and is an associated researcher at the Else-Frenkel-Brunswik-Institut (EFBI).

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Martine Letterie

Martine Letterie has been President of the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme since 2019. Her grandfather Martinus Letterie was murdered in Neuengamme concentration camp in 1942. She is a literary scholar and has been writing books for children and young people for over 25 years, in which she regularly addresses the Nazi era.

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Jörg Watzinger

Jörg Watzinger has been dealing with the topic of “Nazi persecution and its aftermath” for 10 years, following in the footsteps of his father, who survived 3 years as a political prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp. He has taken part in many meetings for descendants of Nazi persecutees. His greatest wish is that there should be groups in many cities where descendants can exchange information about the history of Nazi persecution and its consequences.

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