About Tobias Bütow

Tobias Bütow, born 1978 in Magdeburg, has been appointed as the German Secretary General of the Franco-German Youth Office on 1 March 2019. The historian and political scientist worked for the Holocaust Memorial Yad VaShem in Jerusalem, Israel, and the OSCE in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Berlin, he worked for the Berlinale, Radio Eins Freiluftkino Friedrichshain, developed exhibitions at the German Historical Museum and conducted international youth seminars at the House of the Wannsee Conference. In 2010, the DAAD seconded him to the European Institute CIFE in Nice, where he directed multilateral mobility programmes and the department of “International Relations”. In 2015, he founded CIFE’s Mediterranean program, which he directed until 2019. He is co-founder and president of the Centre Culturel Franco Allemand in Nice, board member of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe and member of the jury of the Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize.

Selected publications            

  • Approaching Collective Violence: On Methods and Perspectives, 3/2010 (with Michaela Christ and Christian Gudehus)

  • Ein KZ in der Nachbarschaft. Das Magdeburger Außenlager der Brabag und der „Freundeskreis Himmler“, Köln/Weimar/Wien 2004 (mit Franka Bindernagel)