The Dubnow Institute disseminates the focal points and findings of its research in various analogue and digital event formats, actively seeking a dialogue with the general public alongside an academic exchange. The conferences, workshops, colloquia, the annual Simon Dubnow Lecture, general lecture series, book presentations, and film screenings are mostly organized in cooperation with regional, national, and international partners. The institute also participates in cultural events with a broad public appeal such as the reading festival of the Leipzig Book Fair, the Long Night of Scholarship, and the Jewish Week. At these events, the institute not only opens the doors to its building in the central Graphic Quarter, but invites the public to regular events at various cultural locations in the city, making scholarship accessible to all interested parties.

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Coordinator of Science Communication
Dr. Julia Roos

Current events


Living in the Land of Death

Jews in Poland immediately after the Holocaust

Lecturers: Dr. Monika Heinemann/Carolin Piorun/Dr. Julia Roos

Winter semester 2023/2024, on six dates from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. each
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig and digital


Between a Teleology of Demise and Communist Optimism.

Jewish Life in Lower Silesia, 1945–1950

with Kamil Kijek

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Stream


Pidyon Shvuyim:

The Salvage of Jewish Scholarship from Nazi Germany

26 October 2023, 1.30 to 4 p.m.
Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem


Bilanz einer Begegnung

Panel discussion about the exhibition »Ausgestopft und Ausgestellt?«

with Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, and Hannes Sulzenbacher

Wednesday, 8 November, 5 p.m.
GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Bonvenon Room


Ein jüdisches Gedächtnis.

Die Rolle des Jüdischen Historischen Instituts beim Wiederaufbau jüdischen Lebens in Polen

with Stepahn Stach

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Stream

Simon Dubnow Lecture

Juden, Dissidenten, Sowjetmenschen: Die Entzauberung des Sozialismus

22nd Simon Dubnow Lecture

with Benjamin Nathans

7. Dezember 2023, 18 Uhr
Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall


The Visual Heritage of Polish Jews.

The Complex History of the Collection of Postwar Photographs in the Jewish Historical Institute

with Agnieszka Kajczyk

Monday, 11 December 2023, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow-Institut, Leipzig/Stream


»There Is No Jewish Question, There Are Only Jewish Problems«.

Jewish Communists in Postwar Poland

mit Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov

Thursday, 4 January 2024, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Stream


What Did We not Know about the Kielce Pogrom until Now?

Notes on the Research for the New Monograph "Cursed. A Social Portrait of the Kielce Pogrom"

with Joanna Tokarska-Bakir

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 5.15 p.m.


The Flight of Poland’s Jewish Survivors, 1945–1947

with David Engel

Thursday 1 February 2024, 5.15 p.m.