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2018 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies
The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2018 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. Appearing annually since 1956, it has become the field’s central and most comprehensive publication.
The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize was established to
- Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
- Promote young researchers in the field
The essay can be on any topic on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times through to the present.
The winner will receive:
- Publication of the winning essay in the 2018 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
- A cash prize of £500
- A free year’s print and online subscription to the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
How to enter
Entries of 5-7,000 words should be submitted through our online submission system. Please refer to http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/for_authors for instructions on how to prepare and submit your manuscript. All entries will be peer reviewed anonymously. The winner will be selected from all entries recommended for publication by our peer reviewers.
The closing date is 15 January 2017.
The competition is open to recent PhDs and Postdocs who have received their PhD no more than 5 years ago. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
See http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/prize_submissions.html for the full competition rules.
The Winner of 2016 Leo Baeck Essay Prize
LBI is pleased to announce the winner of 2016 Leo Baeck Essay Prize, Joseph Malherek, for “Victor Gruen’s Retail Therapy: Exiled Jewish Communities and the Invention of the American Shopping Mall as a Postwar Idea.”
Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 2016
Preface by Cathy S. Gelbin, David Rechter, and Daniel Wildmann
I German Jews in the Middle East
Introduction by Anja Siegemund and Menashe Anzi: German Jews in the Middle East: New Perspectives
Olivier Baisez: ‘Greater Palestine’ as a German-Zionist Idea before the Mandate Period
Rakefet Zalashik: The Middle East as a Temporary Haven: Jewish Medical Refugees in Turkey during the Second World War .
Guy Bracha: The Germans are Coming! The Jewish Community in Beirut Facing the Question of Jewish Immigration from Germany
II Survivors: Politics and Semantics of a Concept
Introduction by Alina Bothe and Markus Nesselrodt: Survivor: Towards a Conceptual History
Adam Stern: Rosenzweig’s Jesus (God, Corpse, Survivor)
Andree Michaelis: The Survivor as Writer and as Witness, or, Why Primo Levi Did not Want to Be Called a ‘Survivor’
Julia Menzel: Between ‘Nothing’ and ‘Something’: Narratives of Survival in H. G. Adler’s Scholarly and Literary Analysis of the Shoah
III German-Jewish Relations at Stake
Susan Nashman Fraiman: The Expressive Hostility of Moritz Oppenheim
Brian Feltman: Conceptions of Comradeship: Hans H. Pinkus and the Nazification of the Reichsvereinigung ehemaliger Kriegsgefangener
Eric Garcia McKinley: Reclaimed Pasts: Intermarriage and Remembrances of National Socialist Racial Stigmatization by Jewish and Non-Jewish Spouses and Mischling Children
Amos Morris-Reich: The ‘First Letters’ of Jacob Wahrman
Joseph Malherek (Essay Prize Winner 2016): Victor Gruen’s Retail Therapy: Exiled Jewish Communities and the Invention of the American Shopping Mall as a Post-War Ideal
Introduction by Maimon Schwarzschild: Steven Schwarzschild and the Letters from Berlin
Rabbi Steven S. Schwarzschild: 29th December 1948. Quarterly Report to the World Union for Progressive Judaism
Rabbi Steven S. Schwarzschild: Report of the Events Resulting from the Showing of the British Film “Oliver Twist” in Berlin, February 19th—22nd
Rabbi Steven S. Schwarzschild: 4th February 1949. Report for the Month of January for the World Union for Progressive Judaism
Rabbi Steven S. Schwarzschild: Report by Rabbi Steven S. Schwarzschild for the World Union for Progressive Judaism. 24th October 1949
V List of Contributors
Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 2015
Preface by Cathy S. Gelbin and Raphael Gross
I. Austrian, Jewish, German, Czech: Reframing Max Brod and Prague Zionism
Introduction by Mark H. Gelber
Abraham Rubin, Max Brod and Hans-Joachim Schoeps: Literary Collaborators, Ideological Rivals
Sebastian Schirrmeister, On Not Writing Hebrew: Max Brod and the ‘Jewish Poet of the German Tongue’ between Prague and Tel Aviv
Mathias Berek, Neglected German-Jewish Visions for a Pluralistic Society: Moritz Lazarus
Nick Block, On Nathan Birnbaum’s Messianism and Translating the Jewish Other
Thomas Gertzen, “To Become a German and Nothing but a German…”. The Role of Paul de Lagarde in the Conversion of Egyptologist Georg Steindorff
Andreas Losch, What is behind God’s Name? Martin Buber’s and Franz Rosenzweig’s Reflections on the Name of God
Anna Novikov, Leo Baeck and Leon Ader: Friendship Reflected in Correspondence
III. Poetry and Theatre
Klaus Hödl, Der kleine Kohn on the Jewish Stage
Lilach Nethanel, Poetics of Distance: Zalman Shneour in Berlin during the First World War and its Aftermath
Ari Linden, Staging German-Jewish Exile in Else Lasker-Schüler’s IchundIch.
IV. Jewish Life after the Holocaust
Lisa Silverman, Art of Loss: Madame d’Ora, Photography, and the Restitution of House Doranna
Jannis Panagiotidis, A Policy for the Future: German-Jewish Remigrants, their Children, and the Politics of Israeli Nation-Building
David Shneer, Yiddish Music and East German Antifascism: Lin Jaldati, Postwar Jewish Culture, and the Cold War
Rabbi Steven Schwarzschild’s Reports from Berlin 1948-1950; introduction by Atina Grossmann
A Note on Steven Schwarzschild and the Letters from Berlin, by Maimon Schwarzschild
Rabbi Steven Schwarzschild’s Reports from Berlin
Heinrich Nuhn, “Like Hunted Animals”. The November 1938 Pogroms in Rotenburg an der Fulda: Henny Rothschild’s Letter from 18 October 1939
VI. List of Contributors
For a complete list of Leo Baeck Institute Year Book volumes, see: