Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Judith Siepmann

Email: siepmann(at)dubnow.de

Phone: +49 341 21735-61

CV

Working at the Dubnow Institute as a Doctoral Candidate since 2018 in the framework of the research project »Material Traces of German-Speaking Jews: Book Collections and Libraries in Eastern Europe afer World War II«. Studied Theatre Studies, Modern German Literature, Early Modern and Modern History, and Musicology at the universities of Munich (LMU) and Tel Aviv and completed her MA degree at the LMU in 2012. Subject of the Master's thesis: »Zwischen den Welten – Die Suche nach einer jüdischen Identität. Die Rezeption des hebräischen Theaters Habima in Berlin (1926–1931)« (Between Worlds – The Search for a Jewish Identity: The Reception of the Hebrew Theater Habima in Berlin, 1926–1931). From 2013 to 2015, she participated in the project »Traces of German-Jewish History in Israel: Preservation and Research« of the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach and the Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Organization and cataloguing of the papers of Heinrich Loewe at Sha’ar Zion Beit Ariela Public Library in Tel Aviv (2013/14, together with Lina Barouch) and at the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem (2014/15). Between 2015 and 2018, she took part in the research project »›Time Regimes and Lived Time of German Jews under the Nazi Regime« led by Guy Miron (Yad Vashem /Open University of Israel).

Research Project

»An Entry to the Soul of Silesia«: Max Pinkus' Library in Neustadt, Upper Silesia

Research Interests

  • German-Jewish emigration to Palestine
  • Holocaust Studies; Jewish cultural restitution and memory

Publications

 

Essays and Articles

Büchergeschichten, Ordnungskonzepte und die Vielschichtigkeit der Erinnerung: Heinrich Loewe und die Sha’ar-Zion-Bibliothek in Tel Avivin: Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook 17 (2018) [2020], 395–424.

 

Ein Mikrokosmos der deutschsprachigen Emigration. Heinrich Loewe und die Sammlung des Beit Ariela, in: Naharaim. Zeitschrift für deutsch-jüdische Literatur und Kulturgeschichte 7 (2013), no. 1–2, 217–238.

Reviews

Tragisches Schicksal (Review of Sebastian Schirrmeister, Das Gastspiel. Friedrich Lobe und das hebräische Theater 1933–1950, Berlin 2012), in: Fritz Bauer Institut (ed.), Einsicht 9. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts, Frankfurt a. M. 2013, 94.