Thomas Vogel (born 1959),is a German military historian. He is lieutenant-colonel in the Bundeswehr and a senior fellow of the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr, formerly the Military History Research Office (MGFA). Vogel submitted his doctoral dissertation on Medieval History in 1994. By 1997, he was a permanent member of the MGFA in Potsdam.
The Bundeswehr is the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of Germany are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the German Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the federal government.
Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr is a German research institution focused on military history and social sciences. Located in Potsdam, it is part of Germany's Federal Ministry of Defence. The organisation was formed in 2013 by merging the Military History Research Office (MGFA) and the German Army Social Sciences Studies Center.
The Military History Research Office is an office of the Bundeswehr located at Potsdam, Germany.
As an MGFA project manager and co-author, Vogel created three touring exhibitions: Military Resistance against Hitler and the Nazi Regime, History of the Bundeswehr from the Beginning to 2005, and History of the Armed Bundeswehr Missions Abroad.His research covers the collection of letters and diaries of the Wehrmacht army captain Wilm Hosenfeld, who was an eye-witness to the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany during World War II.
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Wilhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld, originally a school teacher, was a German Army officer who by the end of the Second World War had risen to the rank of Hauptmann (Captain). He helped to hide or rescue several Polish people, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and helped Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944, an act which was portrayed in the 2002 film The Pianist. He was taken prisoner by the Red Army and died in Soviet captivity in 1952.
Vogel is an editorial staff member of Militargeschichte. Zeitschrift fur historische Bildung (Military History: Journal of History Education) and Militargeschichtliche Zeitschrift(Journal of Military History) both published by the MGFA. With a shift in the Institute's Department for Historical Research, Vogel works on military integration and coalitions during both world wars.
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