Alexander Weidle

Alexander Weidle, M.Ed.

Affiliated Researcher
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Alexander Weidle studied  history, German, and educational sciences for teaching at high schools at the University of Augsburg from 2011 to 2017 (1. State examination 2017). From 2017 to 2018, he completed a teacher-focused master’s degree at the University of Augsburg including a stay abroad at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. From 2019 to 2020, he was a research associate at the Bukovina-Institute at the University of Augsburg and Project Leader of the oral history project »Bukovina-Germans. Inventions, Experiences and Stories of a Community« (funded in part by the Federal Government’s Commission for Culture and Media (BKM)). Since 2021, he has been a doctoral scholarship holder of the Cusanuswerk and working on a doctoral dissertation tentatively entitled: »Institutionalized Memory and its Limits. The Landsmannschaft and the Life Stories of Buchenland Germans«. Since October 2021, he has been a research assistant in the project »Turning Object into Subject. Communicating Jewish Everyday Culture in Germany« at the Leibniz-Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow.

Alexander Weidle has been an affiliated researcher in the department »Culture and Imagination« at the GWZO since February 2022.

Work Focus

  • Memory cultures oral history
  • History of migration and forced migration in the modern age, »Flight and Expulsion«
  • Nationalism

Functions and Memberships

2020-2022 Member of the Editorial Board, »Danubiana Carpathica. Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Kultur in den deutschen Siedlungsgebieten Südosteuropas (DeGruyter)«.


Alexander Weile has taught courses at the University of Augsburg.