Alfred Schickel, German historian, died at 82

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Alfred Schickel, born on June 18, 1933 and died September 30, 2015, Alfred was a German revisionist historian and Scientific Director of the Zeitgeschichtliche Forschungsstelle Ingolstadt.

Alfred was born in Ústí nad Labem/Aussig an der Elbe, Czechoslovakia. He attended Kolleg St. Blasien, a Jesuit school, from 1947 till graduating in 1954 and studied history and philosophy in Munich.

After finishing his studies he taught at a private school in Ingolstadt.

In 1966 Alfred earned a doctorate in Ancient History with a dissertation on Roman legal history.

His research has since focused on contemporary history, particularly the history of Central Europe.

From 1974 till 1995 he was head of a Catholic educational institution, the Katholisches Bildungswerk Ingolstadt.

Alfred , a Sudeten German, experienced the expulsion of Germans after World War II and came as a refugee to West Germany.

Nominated by the Bavarian government he was decorated with the Federal Cross of Merit in 1989.

The award was criticized by the leading German news magazine “Der Spiegel” as Alfred was allegedly working towards an exculpation of Nazism.

Heinz Nawratil wrote a “A ‘Diatribe’ in Honor of Dr. Alfred Schickel” published in the Journal of Historical Review.

Alfred has written an obituary for Hellmut Diwald, published in the far-right National Zeitung and Criticon.

Alfred Schickel pass away on September 30, 2015.