Christiane Pritzlaff, Dr. phil., studied German studies and evangelic theology in Bonn and Hamburg. She wrote her dissertation about Thomas Mann and made several publcations about the destinies of Jewish pupils and teachers, the Jewish elementary school in Lübeck and lately about Jean Paul's youngest daughter Odilie as well as Wolfgang Borchert and the reformation. Her latest publication is a contribution to a interdisciplinary online project about the reformation (reformation-reloaded.net). She worked as high school teacher and in the field of teachers' training and curriculum development; she gave courses on Jewish school history and on the Holocaust at the University of Hamburg.