Jürgen Kraus (historian) - Jürgen Kraus (Historiker)

Jürgen Kraus (born January 6, 1951 in Herford ) is a German military historian and museum curator .

Life

Kraus was born the son of a customs councilor and his wife. After attending primary school and graduating from the Friedrichs-Gymnasium Herford in 1969, he did his basic military service in the German armed forces in 1970/71. [1]

He then studied history , social sciences and art history at the University of Münster . In 1976 he passed the first state examination for higher teaching qualifications. In the summer semester 1979 he was with Werner Hahlweg [2] at the Philosophical Faculty with the dissertation The military system of the imperial city Augsburg, 1548-1806. Comparative studies of urban military facilities in Germany from 16. – 18. Century to Dr. phil. PhD.

He then became a curator (later chief curator ) with a focus on uniforms and flags at the Bavarian Army Museum in Ingolstadt. There he was also a consultant for the document and photo archive until his retirement in 2011. He published several books on military history, including a manual on the German army of the empire .

Kraus was also a member of the board of the German Army Research Association from 1994 to 2010 . [3]

Fonts (selection)

  • The military system of the imperial city of Augsburg, 1548–1806. Comparative studies of urban military facilities in Germany from 16. – 18. Century (= treatises on the history of the city of Augsburg , Volume 26) Mühlberger, Augsburg 1980, ISBN 3-921133-24-6 .
  • with Erwin Schalkhausser: Special exhibition The First World War, contemporary paintings and graphics (= publications of the Bavarian Army Museum , Volume 1). Verlag Donaukurier, Ingolstadt 1980, ISBN 3-920253-14-0 .
  • Special exhibition The Bavarian Cadet Corps 1756–1920 (= publications of the Bavarian Army Museum , Volume 3). Verlag Donaukurier, Ingolstadt 1981, ISBN 3-920253-15-9 .
  • The field-gray uniform of the German army from 1907 to 1918 . 2 volumes, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1999, ISBN 3-7648-2533-2 .
  • Manual of the units and troops of the German army 1914–1918 . 3 volumes, Verlag Militaria, Vienna 2007–2010.
  • with Thomas Müller : The German colonial and protection troops. From 1889 to 1918. History, uniforms and equipment (= catalogs of the Bavarian Army Museum Ingolstadt , Volume 7). Verlag Militaria, Vienna 2009, ISBN 978-3-902526-24-3 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Jürgen Kraus: The military system of the imperial city of Augsburg, 1548–1806 , 1980, p. 495.
  2. ^ Jürgen Kraus: The military system of the imperial city of Augsburg, 1548–1806 , 1980, p. 7.
  3. Biography , Militaria Verlag, accessed on May 26, 2014.