The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research across multiple eras of Jewish life worlds in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages through to the present. This research adopts a pan-European perspective and includes areas of Jewish emigration, especially Israel as well as North and Latin America.

Through events, university courses, and a broad range of publications, the research findings are presented both to a specialist audience and the interested public. This includes the internationally renowned bilingual »Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook«; the essay series »toldot« and »hefez«, and the magazine »Jewish History & Culture«. On the blog »Mimeo,« scholars offer an overview of their current research projects. The special collection of the institute library is also open to students and guests.



In Their Surroundings

Ed. by Efrat Gal-Ed, Natasha Gordinsky, Sabine Koller, and Yfaat Weiss

Göttingen 2022

Studies of the Dubnow Institute

Volume 34
Die Überlebenden vor Gericht

Katharina Stengel

Göttingen 2022



Exhibition: Jewish Album

Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

Next guiding tour: 7 February 2023, 2 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


»The largest country in Europe. Yet it was mostly missing from our mental maps.« (Olesya Khromeychuk)

Leipzig Lecture Series on Literature, Culture and History of the Ukraine

Winter semester 2022/2023, wednesday, 5 p.m.
GWZO, Specks Hof, Eingang A, and online


Unvollendetes, Zerbrochenes, Verlorenes: Über das Fragment

ZfL-DI-Workshop: Jüdische Geschichte und Literaturforschung

10 February 2023
Dubnow Institute


Europe’s Jewish Armed Forces: Through the Long Nineteenth Century to the Wars of Galician Succession

Lunchtalk with Dr. Jan Rybak

15 February 2023, 11.15 a.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig


Looking at the Ghetto… The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Eighty Years in Retrospect

International Conference

17 to 19 April 2023
Paulinum, Leipzig University / Salles de Pologne, Leipzig