Malte Fiebing-Petersen
The German Titanic expert
Saturday, October 28: 1pm-3pm

Who’s Malte Fiebing-Petersen?

Malte Fiebing-Petersen, born in 1984, is THE German Titanic expert. In his private Titanic museum he has the biggest known Titanic collection in Germany. His collection includes more than 300 Titanic related books, innumerable magazines, movies, original newspapers and postcards, models and furniture and other memorabilia from the Olympic, Titanic’s sister ship. Malte is very proud of his cutlery and dishes from Olympic. Movie props from James Camerons TITANIC are part of his collection, too. 

He became interested in Titanic when he was building his first Titanic model when he was ten years old. After networking with other Titanic collectors worldwide his fascination became bigger and bigger – and continues to this day. Since 2006 he’s president of the German Titanic Society and editorial manager of the magazine “Der Navigator”, that is published four times a year. The members mostly come from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the German Titanic Society is the third biggest Titanic Society after the two American Titanic Societies – even bigger than the British Titanic Society. 

Malte is author of several articles in different scientific magazines and newspapers. In 2012 he published his book “Titanic (1943): Nazi Germany’s version of the disaster” in German and English. This book dealed for the first time with the nearly forgotten movie, that Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels gave in order for making an atmosphere against the English enemies. 

In the last years Malte worked for several TV-documenteries about the Titanic in front and behind the camera for public-service television broadcasters (ZDF, NDR, WDR) and private broadcasters (RTL, Pro7, Sat1). In 2018 he visited the building site of the recreation of the Titanic in Sichuan, China for a Titanic special in TV. He’s one of the Titanic experts that are monitoring the replica.

In 2007, 2009, 2014/15 & 2016 he worked as the historian consultant for “Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition” in Germany and Austria. This worldwide touring exhibition is the only one, that shows original artefacts from Titanic’s wrecksite. 

Periodically Malte holds lectures about Titanic’s hisorty in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also in England and Nothern Ireland. Since several years he’s lecturer on board cruiseships and periodically he organizes and moderates Titanic dinner shows. 

Besides the Nazi movie his special interests are the German connections in Titanic’s history – German passengers, crewmembers and German companies that helped building the ship or fitted out the vessel. 

After his studies of German, History and Latin in Stuttgart and Kiel Malte became a high school teacher. Since several years he’s principal of a special school for children with learning difficulties. 

Malte is very curios to see the wreck with his own eyes and wants to solve severals tasks and is looking for answers, that only the wreck of the Titanic may reveal.

Malte speaks German, English, French and Spanish.