Dr. Stefan Kraus was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1961, is married, has a son and lives in Oberhausen in the Rhineland. He is a freelance historian. Studied Medieval and Modern History, Pre- and Early History and Folklore in Frankfurt am Main and Göttingen. Doctorate (Dr. phil.) at the University of Duisburg-Essen with the dissertation »Die Entstehung und Entwicklung der staatlichen Bodendenkmalpflege in den preußischen Provinzen Rheinland und Westfalen«. Museum traineeship and subsequently scientific officer at the Regional Museum / Archaeological Park Xanten. Lecturer at the University of Bochum. Since the mid-1990s, freelance historian with a focus on, among other things, the history of monument preservation and ground monument preservation in North Rhine-Westphalia and the history of Nazi camps in North Rhine-Westphalia.

More on his homepage www.historikerhaus.de