I explore the human stories behind places, movements, and events.
History, both distant and recent, is complex. People so often wish to see the world around them in black and white, in simple terms. The truth is quite the opposite. To understand the elements that shape our present and to better plan for the future, we must understand the human history behind them. Without taking sides or pushing agenda, I work to research, record, and preserve these stories.
Alexandra E. Jones
I studied Art and Architectural History at Miami University before moving to Scotland in 2008, where I attained an MA in History from the University of Glasgow in 2011. In the USA, I worked as an historian for prominent historical organizations including The Charleston Museum and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2014, I worked in Germany as a consultant historian for the rehabilitation of the 800-year-old Schloss Bröllin estate.
As an historian, I specialize in 20th century ideologies. As part of my work in historical research and writing, I have interviewed former German soldiers of WW2 and their children, paramilitary groups, heads of emerging political movements, and other prominent figures.
I now work as an independent investigative historian and writer. In addition to my usual publications and research services, I am currently traveling to interview individuals and conduct research for an upcoming definitive biography of Otto Skorzeny.