Position: 
Researcher
Expertise: 
Second World War and Nazi dictatorship, military, justice, postwar Europe, film and cinema, gender
Email: 
m.fritsche@niod.knaw.nl
Tel: 
+31 (0)20-5233800

I am a professor in modern international history at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway and currently a visiting fellow at NIOD.

A little bit about myself: I am originally from Austria and studied history, gender and film studies in Vienna, Bern and Portsmouth, where I did my PhD. My field of research lies in the Second World War and postwar Europe, focusing on film and cinema on the one hand, and war, military, and justice on the other hand. For more on my research and publications, please see https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/maria.fritsche 

In my current research project, I explore the complex social relations between the occupier and the occupied in Norway during WWII. My focus is on everyday life, and I use German military court records as well as newspapers and ego-documents such as diaries/letters/memoirs as main source. At NIOD, I aim delve deeper into the archives to explore German sources about the occupation of the Netherlands.