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Alexander Steder

Educational Consultant


Alexander Steder is a historian and social scientist and works at the MFFB as an education officer for the project "Bildungsbaustein Israel".

After completing his history degree with a thesis on the history of the "NSDAP Local Group Palestine" at the University of Marburg, he studied the interdisciplinary master's programs "History of International Politics" and "Politics and Economics of the Near and Middle East" in Marburg and completed postgraduate studies in the renowned Research Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In his master's thesis, he dealt with the intertwining of West and East German Middle East policy and German Islam policy.

He is currently conducting research on GDR propaganda towards the Arab region, on the history of Germany's involvement in UNRWA, and on the significance of antisemitism in contemporary jihadist propaganda. He is a lecturer on antisemitism at the Berlin Police Academy and the Berlin School of Economics and Law.


Scientific Publications

How Civil Society Organizations Contribute to Illuminating the Dark Field of Anti-Semitic Incidents. In: Yearbook of Public Security 2022/2023, pp. 261-271 [with Tanja Kinzel, Alexander Lorenz-Milord u. Marc Schwietring].

Sensitizing the Berlin Police to Antisemitism and the Perspective of Those Affected, in: Forum Political Education and the Police 3 (2022) 1, pp. 23-33. [with Alexander Lorenz-Milord u. Marc Schwietring]

More than Knowledge for Practice. Das Modellprojekt Regishut - Sensibilisierung zu Antisemitismus in der Berliner Polizei, in: Christoph Kopke/Kai E. Schubert (eds.): Gesellschaftliche Spaltungstendenzen als Herausforderung. Beiträge zur Theorie und Praxis zeitgemäßer politischer Bildung für die und in der Polizei (= Polizei - Geschichte - Gesellschaft, Vol. 5), Frankfurt a. M. 2022, pp. 121-129. [with Alexander Lorenz-Milord u. Marc Schwietring]

Between Special Responsibility and Emphasized Neutrality. Die deutsche Außenpolitik im Dreiecksverhältnis Deutschland - Israel - palästinensische Gebiete, in: Werteinitiative e.V. (ed.): Außenpolitik - jüdisch-deutsche Perspektiven. Sentiment and Analysis, Berlin 2022, pp. 17-21.

Right of Return? History and Present of a Palestinian Demand, Berlin 2021. [as editor for the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft e.V.].

Propaganda and Weapons against Israel. Two Studies Examine the GDR's AntiIsraeli Middle East Policy, in Gerbergasse 18. Thüringer Vierteljahresschrift für Zeitgeschichte und Politik 99 (2021) 2, pp. 67-69.

Antisemitism as a Permanent Challenge for the Police. Das Modellprojekt Regishut - Sensibilisierung zu Antisemitismus in der Berliner Polizei, in: Arzt, Clemens u.a. (eds.): Nachwuchstagung Empirische Polizeiforschung. 4/5 March 2021, Berlin 2021, pp. 451-458. [with Alexander Lorenz-Milord u. Marc Schwietring].


Al-Yarmouk in Syria. The Secret Capital of the Palestinian Diaspora, in: German-Israeli Society: Right of Return? History and Present of a Palestinian Demand, Berlin 2021, pp. 46-53.

"Missile Warfare Against Israel. How Iran Promotes Terror," T-Online, May 13, 2021, online: 

"IS returnees pose a danger to Jews in Germany," in Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (ed.): Zivilgesellschaftliches Lagebild Antisemitismus Deutschland, Berlin 2020, pp. 74-76.

Interview with Amit Pinchevski (Hebrew University): "It was the first time that Holocaust survivors spoke about their experiences in public - and were listened to," in: Yad Vashem Newsletter 2015 (=Special Issue Germany and Israel - Perspectives in the Shadow of the Shoah), online: