Dr. des. Martin Jost

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Scientific Officer of the Directorate;
Research Associate at the Academy Project

Phone: +49 341 21735-56

Working as Scientific Officer of the Directorate at the Dubnow Institute since 2023 and as a Research Associate at the Academy Project »European Traditions – Encyclopedia of Jewish Cultures since 2022. From 2015 to 2023 he was a PhD Candidate at the Dubnow Institute in the Research Unit »Law«, from 2017 to 2021 funded by the German National Academic Foundation. Furthermore, he was Assistant for Special Duties in 2022.

Studied History, Political Science and Sociology at the university of Frankfurt, and completed his MA degree in 2014. Subject of the Master's thesis: »Jüdisches Kulturleben in Frankfurt am Main in den 1930er Jahren«. 2023 PhD at the Leipzig University. Subject of PhD thesis: »The Évian Conference of 1938. History and Memory«. From April 2011 to December 2014 he worked as student assistant and then until September 2015 as academic assistant at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt. In 2015 his Master's thesis was honored with the »historiae-faveo-price« by the alumni and friends association of historical science at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Research stay as part of the Loewenstein-Wiener Fellowship at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio from November to December 2018.

Research Interests

  • Refugee and migration policy in the interwar period
  • History of Jewish diplomacy



Recht nach 1945, special issue in: Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur. Magazin des Dubnow-Instituts 3 (2019), 4–34 (together with Elisabeth Gallas and in cooperation with Philipp Graf, Marcel Müller and Momme Schwarz).


Jehuda Reinharz/Yaacov Shavit, The Road to September 1939. Polish Jews, Zionists, and the Yishuv on the Eve of World War II, Waltham. MA 2018, in: Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts 21 (2020), 97.

Historischer Roman aus der Gegenwart. Hans Habes »Die Mission« wiedergelesen (Rezension von Hans Habe, Die Mission. Roman, München/Wien/Basel 1965), in: Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur. Magazin des Dubnow-Instituts 2 (2018), 58 f.

Greg Burgess, The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany. James G. McDonald and Hitler's Victims, London 2016, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 66 (2018), H. 7/8, 664–666.

Ort geistigen Widerstands (Rezension von Gabriele Fritsch-Vivié, Gegen alle Widerstände. Der Jüdische Kulturbund 1933–1941. Fakten, Daten, Analysen, biographische Notizen und Erinnerungen, Berlin 2013), in: Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts 14 (2015), 76.