born 1961, is a learned typesetter, bookbinder and literary editor. He studied History at the University of Vienna. Bauer has been a freelancer for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Historical Social Science since 2007 and works as a lecturer at the Institute for Contemporary History of the University of Vienna. His book "Elementar-Ereignis" (2003) was awarded with the Bruno-Kreisky Prize. His most recent publication is "Nationalsozialismus. Ursprünge, Anfänge, Aufstieg und Fall" (2008).