Albert Knoll

Albert Knoll, born in 1958, studied History and German studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and graduated with a Magister Artium in 1990. He completed an additional scientific training as information specialist and archivist at the Institute for Information and Documentation at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Potsdam). After working as an archivist and information specialist in the media, he has led the archive of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site since 1997, where he has created a combined database of prisoners, archival documents, and bibliographic references. He published on illegal photography in the camp and on the persecution of homosexuals (1998), on subcamps of Dachau in “Ort des Terrors” (2005) and on the transports of Polish prisoners in the concentration camp system (2020). Since 2017, he has been the “Senior Researcher and Organisation Support Officer” at the Dachau Memorial Site. In 2015 he received the Archivist of the Year Award of the Scone Foundation of the Hannah-Arendt-Institute in New York.

Chief archivist of the Dachau Memorial
Alte Roemerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau – Germany