Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Institute's operations

Due to the current corona situation and the increased number of cases in Leipzig, the Dubnow Institute will remain closed to the public until further notice. Many of our employees are also currently working from home. In this way, we want to make a contribution to the health protection of our employees and their families as well as to the containment of a further spread of the corona virus.
Please send your messages or enquiries by email to the contact persons listed on our website. We apologise for any delays in replying.


Take care!


Yfaat Weiss, Director

Jörg Deventer, Deputy of the Director

Nicole Petermann, Head of Administration


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

Digital Offers

Since we cannot be here for you personally at the moment, we are pleased to be able to draw your attention at least to our digital offers: to the blog »Mimeo«, the newly established series »Digital Catalogues« as well as our digital lecture series »Let My People Go!« and our, also digital, annual conference »Messages in a bottle«.


Personal Assistant to the Director

75% full time equivalent (30 hours per week)

Time extension until 7 January 2021

Call for Candidates

Tenth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

Wroclaw, July 1-4, 2021

Deadline for submitting application: 31 January 2021

Annual Conference

Massages in a Bottle. The Migration of Texts


3 to 4 December 2020

Online Conference

Due to the Corona pandemic, the Dubnow Institute's annual conference is being held digitally. Please register by 1 December 2020 to receive a link to the digital lecture room.


For more information...

Research Colloquium

»Let My People Go!« Jewish Emigration from Eastern Europe since the 1960s

Digital Lecture Series in the Winter Semester 2020/2021


Thursday, 10 December 2020, 5.15 p.m. 


Prof. Dr. Rebecca Kobrin (New York)

The Long Silent Revolution:

Narrating Russian and Soviet Jewish Migration across the Long Twentieth Century



Program und Registration

Just published

by Metropol:

Jewish History & Culture. Magazine of the Dubnow Institute

# 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)

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

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)

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.