Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University
Bücher in einem Bücherregel, lediglich der obere Abschnitt der Buchrücken, auf dem vorderen Buch kann man Simon Dubnow und Weltgeschichte des jüdischen Volkes lesen

Closing of the Institute

In coordination with the Leibniz Headquarter and the Saxon Ministry of Science, the Dubnow Institute will close its doors from Thursday, 19 March to 20 April 2020. A emergency operation will be maintained. In this way, we want to contribute to the health protection of our employees and their families and to the containment of a rapid spread of the corona virus.

You can continue to communicate with us during this period. Please send your messages by email to the contact persons listed under Contact. We ask for your understanding for any delayed replies.


Take care! 


Yfaat Weiss, Director

Jörg Deventer, Deputy of the Director

Nicole Petermann, Head of Administration


News from the Dubnow Institute can be found here.


Due to the current situation our library will be closed to the public with immediate effect.

Call for Proposals:

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

An international conference

12-15 October 2020, Warsaw

Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 April 2020

Courses in Summer Semester 2020

Please check the courses for the Summer Semester 2020.

Canceling the event

Unfortunately, we have to cancel the lunch talk with Adrián Krupnik scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 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:

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)

Dubnow Institute Yearbook, Vol. 16

Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook 16 (2017)





635 pp. with 2 ill., Linen

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1st edition 2019

ISBN 978-3-525-37071-1, Price: 80,00 € (D)

ISBN 978-3-647-37071-2 (e-book), Price: 64,99 € (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.