Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Institute activities

The Dubnow Institute will continue the gradual normalization of the institute's operations from Monday, June 8, 2020. However, please continue to send your messages by email to the persons listed under Contact. Unfortunately, events at the Dubnow Institute are still not possible. We will inform you about planned online events here in appropriate time. Please also note the current information on the use of the library.


Please note that use of the library will be possible for external readers from Monday, June 29, 2020, after written registration and confirmation from the library.

Dubnow digital

Our library will be closed to external readers until Monday, June 29, 2020, and unfortunately we are unable to present our research results at events. We are therefore pleased to draw your attention to our digital services, in particular to the blog »Mimeo« and our newly established series »Digital Catalogues«. The first volume was recently published as an Open Access publication.


News from the Dubnow Institute can be found here.

International conference in Warsaw postponed

What's New, What's Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

The international conference in Warsaw scheduled for October 2020 is expected to be postponed until October 2021. Call for Application will remain open until 31 December 2020.

Just published

by Metropol:

Jewish History & Culture. Magazine of the Dubnow Institute

# 03 2019: Law after 1945





68 pp. Berlin: Metropol Verlag, 2019

ISSN 2567-8469

ISBN 978-3-86331-471-2

Price: 14,00 € (D), 17,20 € (international)

Published annually (spring)

Just published

by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht:

Dubnow Institute Yearbook, Vol. 17

Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook 17 (2018)




Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1st edition 2020

650 pp. with 12 ill., Linen

ISSN 2198-3097

ISBN 978-3-525-370780-3, 80,00 € [D]

e-book 64,99 € [D]

Digital Catalogue

Contested Heritage

Jewish Cultural Property after 1945

Eds. by Elisabeth Gallas, Anna Holzer-Kawalko, Caroline Jessen, and Yfaat Weiss


221 pp., 70 colored figs.

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

Free of charge, Open Access (PDF)

ISBN: 978-3-666-31083-6

Price for book, hardcover: 50,00 €

ISBN: 978-3-666-31083-0

Studies of the Dubnow Institute, Vol. 32

Anna Pollmann

Fragmente aus der Endzeit

Negatives Geschichtsdenken bei Günther Anders




335 pp., Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-525-31095-3

Price: 55,00 € (D)

Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Vol. 19 now in English

Elisabeth Gallas

A Mortuary of Books

The Rescue of Jewish Culture after the Holocaust



416 pp., Hardcover with dust jacket

New York University Press, 2019

ISBN 9781479833955, Price: $35.00


German version of the publication

Funded by

Unterschrift von Leibniz in schwarz, darunter steht in blauer Schrift Leibniz Association




This Institute is financed by the Saxon State government out of the State budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.


In 2019, the Dubnow Institute was awarded TOTAL E-QUALITY for its successful gender equality work.