studied Medieval and Modern History and Western Slavic Studies in Leipzig and Warsaw. He finished his studies in 2008 with an M.A. thesis on the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, which was awarded the prize of the Polish Ambassador to Germany. From October 2008 till March 2009 he was Junior Fellow at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig.
Since April 2009 he is Junior Fellow at the Emmy Noether research group »Pathways of Law in Ethno-Religiously Mixed Societies: Resources of Experience in Poland-Lithuania and Its Successor States«. In addition, from March till October 2009 he coordinated the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa project “Counter-History – Dissident Debates on World War II and the Holocaust in East Central Europe in the 1980s”.