Roman Toeppel was born in Bautzen, Germany, in 1976. From 1996 to 2001 he studied history and political science at the University of Dresden. He completed his master’s degree with a thesis about the Battle of Kursk. Subsequently, Toeppel received his doctor’s degree for his research on Saxony in the Age of Napoleon that resulted in the publication of his book “The Saxons and Napoleon.” Based on his substantial contribution to the study of the Napoleonic Wars and the Second World War, he was selected to work on the critical edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” at the renowned Institute of Contemporary History in Munich. Toeppel is one of the four editors of this award-winning critical edition. Since 2015 Toeppel has been working as a freelance historian in Munich. His main fields of research at present are the Battle of Kursk, the history of the Waffen-SS and Nazi ideology.
- Kursk 1943 : The Greatest Battle of the Second World War Author