Anja Horstmann

Anja Horstmann, M.A., is a media historian and research associate at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany). Her research focuses on propaganda film material from the Warsaw Ghetto and other ghettos in Eastern Europe. On this topic she has published several articles. She received her Magister in History and German language and literature from the University of Bielefeld (2007). From 2007 to 2019 she worked as an assistant professor at the universities of Bielefeld, Vechta, Duisburg-Essen and Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.2 Literature Database


D2.3 Digitized Collection of Text Documents related to Footage and Films


D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification


Participation in Events



Thursday, 21.11.2019, 13:45 to Friday, 22.11.2019, 17:00

Allied Attempts to Cover Nazi Crimes on Film. What Questions can the Footage Answer?


Friday, 13.12.2019, 10:30 to Sunday, 15.12.2019, 13:00



Thursday, 13.02.2020, 13:15 to Friday, 14.02.2020, 17:30

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 1: The Making of Majdanek – Cemetery of Europe (1944)

Research Seminar

Thursday, 25.02.2021, 16:00 to Thursday, 25.02.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 2: Dziga Vertov’s Blood for Blood (1941) in the Interval of Fall 1941

Research Seminar

Friday, 26.03.2021, 16:00 to Friday, 26.03.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 3: Soviet Footage on Nazi Crimes and Its Textual Documentation: Identification and Research Issues

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 5: Soviet Filmed Atrocity Images on American Movie Screens, 1942–1945, and Some Partial Answers to the Questions of What, When, Where and By Whom?

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 18:00 to Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 20:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 6: Towards a Forensic Cinema

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 18:00

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries


Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Historisches Institut, Fachjournalistik Geschichte, Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10 C, 35394 Giessen – Germany