Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts =: Dubnow Institute Yearbook

Alex Valdman, Yfaat Weiss (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The 2017 edition of the Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook encompasses two focal points: The first deals with the year 1938, an incisive year for Europe's Jews, against the background of Jewish experiences and political activities in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On the basis of issues surrounding citizenship, minority rights, flight, and migration, this dramatic crisis is cast in a new light, with the focus placed especially on the states of Central and Eastern Europe. The second focal point takes the enduring surge in biographical research as an impetus to examine the reasons for the popularity of this genre within Jewish Studies. Using examples from current research projects on Jewish intellectuals, core issues and challenges of biographical writing are presented and discussed. The general part and the special sections of the Yearbook contain contributions on the conjunction of political and religious history, on the study of nationalism and historical semantics, as well as on Sholem Aleichem, Franz Neumann, and Ernst Grumach.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationGottingen
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Number of pages637
ISBN (Electronic)3647370711, 9783647370712
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameJahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts / Dubnow Institute Yearbook
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
VolumeJahrgang, Band XVI/2017
ISSN (Electronic)2198-3097

Bibliographical note

Anna Holzer-Kawalko, Jerusalem: Lost on the Island: Mapping an Alternative Path of Exile in the Life and Work of Ernst Grumach -- Dubnowiana: Annette Wolf, Leipzig: Simon Dubnow und seine Kritiker: Die Rezeption der Weltgeschichte des jüdischen Volkes in der Weimarer Republik -- Aus der Forschung: Jan Gerber, Leipzig: Der Funktionswandel des Rechts – Franz Neumann in Nürnberg -- Literaturbericht: Katharina Stengel, Frankfurt am Main: Opferzeugen in NS-Prozessen: Juristische Zeugenschaft zwischen Beweis, Quelle, Trauma und Aporie -- Abstracts -- Contributors
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