Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University


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Please note the changed Opening Hours of the library.

Courses in Winter Semester 2019/2020

Please check the courses for the Winter Semester 2019/2020.

Research Colloquium

Grüne unebene Fäche, davor brauen gebrochene Säulen

»Ruptures and New Beginnings: Jews and the Foundation of New States in the Twentieth Century«


Thursday, 19 December 2019, 5.15 p.m.


PD Dr. Annette Weinke (Jena)

What’s Wrong with International Law?

Europäisch-jüdische Emigrantenjuristen und das humanitäre Völkerrecht, 1930–1990



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.