Workshop June 2015

Workshop at Oberwesel

Chaired by Prof Dr Elisabeth Hollender and Dr Daniel Wildmann



Session 1

Lina Nikou – Vergangenheitstouristen – Tourists of the Past. The Influence of Official Invitations for Jewish Refugees of the Nazi Regime by the Senate of Hamburg on the City’s Historiography (response: David Pruwer)

Olga Zitová – The Weekly Paper Selbstwehr (Self-Defence) (1907-1938) in the Czech Cultural Context (response: Amir Heinitz)

Adam Stern – Rosenzweig’s Jesus (response: Julia Carls)


Session 2

Yaniv Feller – Leo Baeck and the Study of Essences (response: Joseph Malherek)

David Pruwer – Self-criticism and Rupture in Weimar Jewish Orthodoxy (response: Olga Zitová)

Julia Carls – Orthodox Jewish Homiletics in the Early 20th Century (response: Dorothea Kies)

Dorothea Kies – How Sources Interact. Anti-Jewish Pogrom(s) in Erfurt in the 13th Century (response: Lina NIkou)


Session 3

Amir Heinitz – Friedrich Rosen between Orientalist Scholarship and German Foreign Relations in the Orient Methodological Considerations (response: Yaniv Feller)

Andreas Lehnertz – Jewish Seals in Medieval Ashkenaz and their Images (response: Adam Stern)

Joseph Malherek – Victor Gruen’s Retail Therapy: Exiled Jewish Communities and the Invention of the American Shopping Mall as a Postwar Idea (response: Andreas Lehnertz)