Dr Anna Kaminsky was born in the GDR, and studied Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Leipzig. From 1993 to 1998, she worked as part of different research and exhibition projects in Berlin, Münster, Memorial Sachsenhausen and Museum for German history Berlin. Since 1998, she has been part of the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany, and its director since 2002. She is a member of several international and national Boards and Juries: the upcoming Museum for the communist crimes in Tallinn (Estonia), Memorial Hohenschönhausen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin Wall Museum Bernauer Straße and Erfurt. She has widely published on the every day life and consumerism in communist Germany, as well as the problems of Memorialisation and politics of memory in postcommunist Germany (Gedenkstätten, Gedenkzeichen und Museen zur Diktatur in SBZ und DDR (als Hrsg.), 3., erw. Auflage, Berlin 2016; Frauen in der DDR, Berlin 2016. Memorials remembering communism, Berlin 2018.)