Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Martin Jost

Email: Jost(at)

Phone: +49 341 21735-65


Working at the Dubnow Institute as a Doctoral Candidate since October 2015, since October 2017 funded by the German National Academic Foundation. Studied History, Political Science and Sociology at the university of Frankfurt, and completed his M. A. degree in 2014. Subject of the Master's thesis: »Jüdisches Kulturleben in Frankfurt am Main in den 1930er Jahren«. From April 2011 to December 2014 he worked as student assistant and then until September 2015 as academic assistant at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt. In 2015 his Master's thesis was honored with the »historiae-faveo-price« by the alumni and friends association of historical science at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Dissertation Project

The Évian Conference of 1938. History and Memory

Research Interests

  • Antisemitism and nationalist thought
  • German-Jewish History (first half of the twentieth century)




Historischer Roman aus der Gegenwart. Hans Habes »Die Mission« wiedergelesen (Rezension von Hans Habe, Die Mission. Roman, München/Wien/Basel 1965), in: Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur. Magazin des Dubnow-Instituts 2 (2018), 58 f.


Greg Burgess, The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany. James G. McDonald and Hitler's Victims, London 2016, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 66 (2018), no. 7/8, 664–666.


Ort geistigen Widerstands (review by Gabriele Fritsch-Vivié, Gegen alle Widerstände. Der Jüdische Kulturbund 1933–1941. Fakten, Daten, Analysen, biographische Notizen und Erinnerungen, Berlin 2013), in: Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts 14 (2015), 76.