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Ralph Trost

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Ralph Trost

Kasteel Well Part Time Faculty (2006)

M.A. University of Mannheim
Ph.D. University of Flensburg


Born in Germany, Ralph Trost studied History of Economics, History of the 19th and 20th Century and Political Science at the University of Mannheim in Germany. He has conducted research at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain on the Spanish Civil War. He received his Masters Degree focusing on "Structural Changes in Eastern Germany 1989-1993."

From 1995-2000 he worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Mannheim. Afterwards, he wrote his doctoral thesis on "National Socialism, War and End of War in Xanten". He has published several articles and books and has worked as a journalist for different German newspapers, journals, radio and television stations.

From 2003 to 2007 he has worked at the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 in Groesbeek in the Netherlands on several historical projects. Since 2007 until summer 2012 he was the director of the museum "Nibelungen(h)ort" in Xanten. Today he is an independent museum consulter and teaches at different universities about history and cultural administration.

At Kasteel Well he teaches The World since 1914 and Contemporary World History.