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


Lyricism and Violence: On Isaiah Spiegel's »Flamen fun der erd«; a Novel from the Łódź Ghetto

Lunchtalk with Prof. Dr. Julian Levinson

29 March 2023, 11.15 a.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig


Exhibition: Jewish Album

Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

Next guided tour: Tuesday, 30 March 2023, 1 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


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

International Conference

17 April, 1 p.m. to 19 April 2023, 9.30 p.m.
Paulinum, Leipzig University/Salles de Pologne, Leipzig // The conference will take place in English and German, with simultaneous translation being offered


“It's nothing. It's in the Ghetto.” Reflections on the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jan Tomasz Gross

17 April 2023, 6 p.m.
Paulinum, Leipzig University and digital


Memorial Concert for the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

by Members of the Leipziger Universitätsorchester

Welcome: Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer

18 April 2023, 8 p.m., Admission: 7.30 p.m.
Grassimuseum für Musikinstrumente der Universität Leipzig, Entrance Täubchenweg


»Ahead of the Lord God«

Maria Schrader reading Hanna Krall

19 April 2023, 8 p.m., Admission: 7.30 p.m.
Salles de Pologne, Leipzig


European Jews Facing the Imminence of the Holocaust

23 to 25 April 2023
POLIN Museum, Warsaw

Book Presentation

Die Überlebenden vor Gericht. Auschwitz-Häftlinge als Zeugen in NS-Prozessen (1950–1976)

Reading and discussion as part of »Leipzig liest« (Leipzig reads)

with Dr. Katharina Stengel and Dr. Axel Doßmann

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 6 p.m.
Federal Administrative Court, Courtroom 5


Jewish Museums:

Foundation Histories and Current Positionings

Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer/Dr. Julia Roos

Sommer semster 2023, thursdays, 5.15-6.45 p.m.
In-person or digital