Karl Dietrich Bracher

German historian and political scientist

1922   -   2016

country of citizenship: Germany
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: University of Tübingen, Harvard University, Eberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium
occupation: historian of the modern age, historian, non-fiction writer, university teacher, political scientist
award received: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia, Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg, Great Cross with Star and Sash of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, honorary doctorate of the University of Graz, Ernst Robert Curtius Award

Karl Dietrich Bracher (13 March 1922 – 19 September 2016) was a German political scientist and historian of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. Born in Stuttgart, Bracher was awarded a Ph.D. in the classics by the University of Tübingen in 1948 and subsequently studied at Harvard University from 1949 to 1950. During World War II, he served in the Wehrmacht and was captured by the Americans while serving in Tunisia in 1943. Bracher taught at the Free University of Berlin from 1950 to 1958 and at the University of Bonn since 1959. In 1951 Bracher married Dorothee Schleicher, the niece of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They had two children.
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