Professor Jane Caplan appointed to German government commission
Jane Caplan (Emeritus Fellow) has been appointed by the German Interior Minister to the Academic Advisory Committee of the ministry's officially sponsored investigation into continuities between the National Socialist Interior Ministry and the West and East German Interior Ministries after 1949.
The project was publicly launched in Berlin on November 4. It is being conducted jointly by the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich and the Centre for Contemporary Historical research in Potsdam, and its findings are due to be published in 2018.
Professor Caplan is also a member of the historical commission appointed by the German Finance Ministry in 2009 to investigate the history of the Finance Ministry under National Socialism, which is in the course of publishing a multi-volume series of studies.