Award for Research into the NS Martyr Cult

Dissertation by historian Sarah Thieme awarded the “Irma Rosenberg Prize”

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In Vienna, the historian Dr. Sarah Thieme was awarded the “Irma Rosenberg Prize” 2018 for research on the history of National Socialism. She received the prize for her dissertation on the topic “Nationalsozialistischer Märtyrerkult. Sakralisierte Politik und Christentum im westfälischen Ruhrgebiet” (National Socialist Martyr Cult. Sacralised Politics and Christianity in the Westphalian Ruhr), which emerged from the Cluster of Excellence. The Austrian Society of Contemporary History and the Institute for Contemporary History of the University of Vienna, together with the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, offer the award, which honours research by young scholars. (exc/vvm)

Reference: Thieme, Sarah: Nationalsozialistischer Märtyrerkult. Sakralisierte Politik und Christentum im westfälischen Ruhrgebiet (1929-1939) (Religion und Moderne, Vol. 9), Frankfurt am Main et al.: Campus 2017, ISBN 3593508087, 564 pages, 39.95 euros.