Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Institute's operations

Due to the current corona situation, the Dubnow Institute and its library will remain closed to the public until further notice. Many of our employees are also currently working from home. Please send your messages or enquiries by email to the contact persons listed on our website. We apologise for any delays in replying.


News from the Dubnow Institute can be found here.

DI in the Media

Dieses Tor steht offen nur für Dich

Article by Yfaat Weiss in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of May 12, 2021 in memory of Otto Dov Kulka

Digital Annual Conference

American Jewish Political Thought – At Home and Abroad


June 15–16, 2021

Digital Annual Conference

In cooperation with The Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University


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Affective Encounters. Jewish Objects and Emotions in Poland and East-Central Europe after the Holocaust

June, 23–25, 2021

Digital workshop in cooperation with the POLIN Museum, the Leipzig University and the Polish Academy of sience



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Die Grabstätten meiner Väter. Die jüdischen Friedhöfe in Wien


Digital Book Presentation with Dr. Tim Corbett

29 June 2021, 7.30 p.m.


An event in the framework of the »Jewish Week Leipzig« in cooperation with the Literaturhaus Leipzig and Böhlau Verlag Vienna


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Call for Papers

One Biography, Multiple Places: The Life and Work of Shmuel Hugo Bergmann Between Prague and Jerusalem (1883–1975)

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

November 3-5, 2021

Deadline for submitting proposals: June 30, 2021


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Just published

by Metropol:

Jewish History & Culture. Magazine of the Dubnow Institute

Cover des Magazin des Dubnow-Instituts Nummer 4 Weltgeschichte erschienen 2020 beim Metropol Verlag

# 04 2020: Weltgeschichte


68 pp.

Berlin: Metropol Verlag, 2020

ISSN 2567-8469

ISBN 978-3-86331-533-7


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

Published annually (spring)

Just published

by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht:

toldot, Volume 14 (2021)

Buchcover von Szenen der Wiener Moderne Drei Artefakte und ihre Vorstellungswelten des Jüdischen von Theresa Eisele Band 14 der Publikationsreihe toldot des Dubnow-Instituts, erschienen 2021 bei Vandenhoeck und  Ruprecht

Theresa Eisele




165 pp, 7 colored figs., paperback
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021
ISBN: 978-3-525-35823-8, Price: 25,00 € (D)


Yair Mintzker

Die vielen Tode des Jud Süß

Justizmord an einem Hofjuden




261 pp., 11 colored figs., Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-525-37098-8, Price: 45,00 Euro (D)

ISBN: 978-3-647-37098-9 (e-book), Price: 37,99 € (D)

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

Buchcover von Fragmente aus der Endzeit Negatives Geschichtsdenken bei Günther Anders von Anna Pollmann erschienen 2020 bei Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, eine Publikation aus der Schriftenreihe des Dubnow-Instituts

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. 25 now in English

Lutz Fiedler


A History of Israeli Dissidence


translated by Jake Schneider

472 pp., Hardcover

Edinburgh University Press, 2020



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.