Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Anne Klotz

Email: klotz(at)

Phone: +49 341 21735-696



Working at the Dubnow Institute as a Research Associate since May 2020. Studied History, Jewish Studies, and Eastern European History at the Free University Berlin and completed her M. A. degree in 2014. Doctoral Candidate since 2015 at the Free University Berlin, funded by the Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Holocaust Studies by the Jewish Claims Conference; subject of PhD thesis: »United against Germany – The Warsaw Yiddish Press and its Struggle against the Beginning Persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, 1933–1941«. 2018 Doctoral Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw and Yad Vashem; 2015 to 2018 Research Assistant at the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg; 2011 to 2015 Junior Research Assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, project »The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany, 1933–1945«; 2006 to 2007 Voluntary associate at the pedagogical department at the memorial site Stutthof, Poland.

Research Project

Bygone Future – The Destroyed Worlds of Isaac Deutscher (1907–1967)

Research Interests

  • Modern Polish-Jewish History and Culture
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Yiddish Culture and Literature
  • History of Knowledge



Essays and Articles

Journalism as a Weapon: Polish-Jewish Journalists from Warsaw and the Production of Knowledge during Hitler's Rise to Power in 1933 and the November Pogroms in 1938, in: Wolf Gruner/Steven J. Ross (eds.): New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison, (=The Jewish Role in American Life, Annual Review), vol. 17, West Lafayette 2019, 115­–148.


Reiseberichte vom Rand des Abgrunds – Der polnisch-jüdische Schriftsteller Leib Malakh unterwegs im Berlin des Jahres 1936, in: Alina Bothe/Monika Schärtl/Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (eds.): Shoah: Ereignis und Erinnerung, Berlin/Leipzig 2019, 31–46.


Suchendes Verstehen. Holocaust und Gender Studies, in: Stiftung für die Internationale Jugendbegegnungstätte in Oswiecim (ed.): Frauen und der Holocaust. Geschichte Jahrzehnte später erzählt, Oswiecim 2011, 21–29 (together with Tamara Jurewicz, Magdalena Kopec and Stefanie Mürbe). [Polish Version: W poszukiwaniu zrozumienia. Holokaust i gender studies, in: Fundacja na Rzecz Miedzynarodowego Domu Spotkan Mlodziezy (ed.), Kobiety wobec Holokaustu. Historia znacznie pozniej opowiedziana, Oswiecim 2011].



Jehuda Reinharz/Yaacov Shavit: The Road to September 1939. Polish Jews, Zionists, And the Yishuv on the Eve of World War II, übersetzt von Michal Sapir, Waltham 2018, in: H-Soz-Kult, 18.07.2019.


Bernard Goldstein: Twenty Years with the Jewish Labor Bund. A Memoir of Interwar Poland, übersetzt von Marvin S. Zuckerman, West Lafayette 2016, in: Pol-Int, 09.09.2017.