Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Volume 19

Elisabeth Gallas:

»Das Leichenhaus der Bücher«.

Kulturrestitution und jüdisches Geschichtsdenken nach 1945



351 pp. with 24 plates

Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen/Bristol, Conn.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013

2nd revised edition, 2016

ISBN 978-3-525-36957-9

Price: 65,00 € (D)

ISBN 978-3-647-36957-0 (e-book)

Price: 54,99 € (D)




The book explores the history and impact of initiatives taken by Jewish organizations to salvage looted cultural treasures in Europe after 1945 with focus on their protagonists Hannah Arendt, Salo W. Baron, Lucy S. Dawidowicz and Gershom Scholem. It offers new insights in fundamental questions of redefining Jewish life and Jewish historical thinking after the Holocaust.

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, Preis: $35.00