Born 1949 in Kaufbeuren in Allgäu, "Abitur" 1969 at the grammar school in Marktoberdorf, followed by studies in political science and sociology, later Anglistics and history in Munich and
Regensburg, state examination 1976; internship in Regensburg and Kaufbeuren, from 1979 working at the "Paul-Klee-Gymnasium" in Gersthofen.
From 1984 to 1990 he worked as Academic Counsellor at the "LMU München" at the Chair of History Didactics, Doctorate in History on the topic "Katholische Kirche und Besatzungsmacht in Bayern". In 1990 he returned to high school service in Gersthofen with continued teaching activities at the LMU and for an American university. Focus at the school: project-oriented teaching with the creation of numerous websites such as
Awarded the "Josef Felder"-price of the "BayernSPD", the "Bebo Wager"-prize and the "Willi Ohlendorf"-prize.
Awarded the "Bundesverdienstkreuz" (Federal Cross of Merit) in 2014 for commitment to Italian and Ukrainian forced labourers. Honorary citizen of the "Commune Casina" (Reggio Emilia and Galluccio (Caserta)) and of "Chamenez-Podolsk" (Ukraine).
Participation in the film "8744" by Alessandro di Gregorio about the Italian military internees in Gersthofen and our school project, which won two first places at documentary film festivals in Italy.
From 2011 to 2016 years president of the association "Gegen Vergessen-Für Demokratie" in Augsburg-Schwaben. Today he is committed to the Augsburg and Gersthofen "Stolperstein Initiative" and the "Erinnerungskultur" committee in Augsburg. He is also active in historical research, e.g. on the murder of the sick in the Kaufbeuren sanatorium and nursing home.
Mitarbeit am Filmprojekt von Josef Pröll „Die Stille schreit“®.