Short Portrait: Werner Peukert

Werner Peukert
Werner Peukert

Peukert fled with his wife and his parents from the GDR to West-Germany in the early 70s. Soon he became assistant for Africa at the Frobenius-Institute (Frankfurt/Main) under Eike Haberland. In 1975, Peukert was elected Deputy Chairman of the GAA. In the Mid 70s, Peukert committed suicide in the attic of the Frobenius-Institute.

Amongst his publications is Der atlantische Sklavenhandel von Dahomey (1740–1797). Wirtschaftsanthropologie und Sozialgeschichte (1978)

[More information on this anthropologist is welcome]

(photo source: courtesy of Siegfried Seyfarth)

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