Alexander works as a Program Manager for a civil society organization committed to strengthening democratic spaces and minority rights. Before, he worked in the private sector as a consultant and entrepreneur, as well as teaching university seminars on political economy. Alexander is the founder of the Her.Tietz initiative, which developed out of his Action Project. The Her.Tietz initiative is committed to a transparent and open handling of the Nazi history of Hertie, to an active commemoration of the victims of the Shoah, and to fight the growing Antisemitism today. Furthermore, Alexander founded a sponsorship program for refugees funded by the Avicenna Foundation. He is an alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and studied public policy, economics and management at the Hertie School and at Zeppelin Universität in Germany, India and Argentina.
Updated October 2020
More from Alexander Busold
Persecuted, “Aryanized,” Reparated? How the Hermann Tietz department store group became Hertie
Senior Fellow Alexander Busold's Her.Tietz Initiative is participating in a book launch event Tuesday, 5th December 2023, at The Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt.
We thank the Landecker Democracy Fellowship Admissions Committee 2022
Thank You to the 2022 Landecker Democracy Fellowship Admissions Committee for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2022/23. From August to September, 2022 members of the Admissions Committee read over 150 applications and interviewed more than 90 finalists.
Eldorado KaDeWe x Hertie
Can film be a means of coming to terms with history? Senior Fellow Alexander Busold and the Her.Tietz Initiative will discuss this question with important guests on Wednesday, February 9th at 6 pm CET. The ARD series "Eldorado KaDeWe" tells the story of the famous department store "KaDeWe", the Jewish merchant Tietz and the "Aryanisation" of Jewish department stores during the Nazi era.
Alexander Busold receives the 2021 Alumni Achievement Award
Alexander Busold and Laura Franke received the 2021 Alumni Award from the Hertie School. Alexander founded the Her.Tietz Initiative one year after his graduation from the Hertie School in 2017. The Her.Tietz Initiative is committed to an open handling of the Nazi history of Hertie, an active commemoration of the victims of the Shoah, and to fighting Antisemitism today.
Tietz Lecture on Addressing Antisemitism 2021
Antisemitism in Germany never went away. During the Corona pandemic Antisemitic conspiracy theories have only gained momentum and are increasingly carried into the public sphere. To protect and strengthen fair and equal democracy, we must act – and take decisive action against old and new forms of Antisemitism. The Tietz Lecture will discuss what action we, as a community, can take.
We thank the Landecker Democracy Fellowship Admissions Committee 2021
We thank the members of our Admissions Committee for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2021/22. From August to September, 2021 members of the Admissions Committee read over 150 applications and interviewed more than 90 finalists.
Senior Fellow Alexander Busold founded the Her.Tietz Initiative. The Her.Tietz Initiative is committed to an open handling of the Nazi history of Hertie, an active commemoration of the victims of the Shoah, and to fighting Antisemitism today.
Tietz Lecture on Addressing Antisemitism
Senior Fellow Alexander Busold and his colleagues from the Her.Tietz Initiative organized a webinar on the topic "Addressing Antisemitism One Year After the Attack in Halle."
History of "Aryanization" catches up with Hertie-School
A new article in the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel picks up the story of the Hertie Foundation’s alleged refusal to adequately address its Nazi past.
History of the Hertie Foundation: Confronting it - yes, Transparency - no
The Hertie Foundation has been criticized for its lack of transparency regarding the source of its funding and its refusal to come to terms with its Nazi history. An article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung now highlights the Foundation's reaction to these criticisms.