Sophie Zimmer

Contact: zimmersophie@hotmail.com

 

Sophie Zimmer studied German and Jewish Studies at the Sorbonne Paris IV University, the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, and the University of Potsdam.  She earned her PhD in German and Jewish studies at the universities of Paris IV and Potsdam in 2012.  Her dissertation on the Jewish revival in Berlin since 1989 was supported through the German National Academic Foundation (Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme) and was awarded the 2013 Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award by the University of Potsdam. Her research interests include German Jewish history, culture and literature from the 18th century until today, Jewish life in Berlin, Berlin in the 20th – 21th centuries, Jewish-non Jewish relations, Jewish revival in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989.

 

Ph.D.: The Jewish Revival in Berlin since 1989: Cultural and Religious Aspects

 

Selected Publications:

1. “De la réunification allemande au(x) renouveau(x) juif(s) : la fin de la ‘symbiose négative’”, in Dorothea Bohnekamp (ed.),Citoyenneté, identité, mémoire : les identités judéo-allemandes dans l’espace germanophone aux XIXe-XXe siècles (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015): 157-171.

2. “Berlin in der zeitgenössischen israelischen Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts: zwischen Erinnerung und Wiedervereinigung”, in Katja Schubert and Laurence Guillon (eds.), Deutschland und Israel/Palästina von 1945 bis heute (Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2014): 161-181.

3. “Les ‘derniers Berlinois’ : les Israéliens dans la capitale allemande au XXIe siècle”, in Heidi Knörzer and Laurence Guillon (eds.), Berlin et les Juifs. XIXe-XXIe siècles (Paris: Éditions de l’Éclat, 2014): 191-202.

4. “À la recherche d’un judaïsme perdu ? Berlin après 1989”, in Heidi Knörzer and Laurence Guillon (eds.), Berlin et les Juifs. XIXe-XXIe siècles (Paris: Éditions de l’Éclat, 2014): 179-190.

5. Co-editor (with Silja Haller, Antonina Klokova and Jascha Nemtsov), Joachim Stutschewsky. Der Wilnaer Balebessel. Texte und Briefe (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013).

6.  “The Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme Workshop in Kleinich, May/June 2010”, in Leo Baeck Institute London Annual Report of Activities 2011 (London: Leo Baeck Institute, 2011): 76.

 

Sophie Zimmer