The LBI Year Book

Published since 1956, The LBI Year Book, journal of the Leo Baeck Institute, remains at the forefront of the field, publishing the best scholarship on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times to the post-war period. Articles cover the cultural, economic, political, social and religious history, the impact of anti-semitism and the Jewish response to it.

 

To subscribe to the Year Book please visit our Membership page by clicking here.

 

To submit a manuscript please visit leobaeck.oxfordjournals.org and follow the links for authors on the right hand side of the screen.

 

Editorial Board

Editors:
Cathy S. Gelbin, David Rechter, and Daniel Wildmann

Contributing Editors:
Edward Fram and Lisa Silverman

Editorial Manager:
Almut Becker

Manuscript Editors:
Kat Hall and Anna Kealy

Proofreader:
Christine Acosta

Founder Editor:
Robert Weltsch (1956-1978)

Editor Emeritus:
Arnold Paucker (1970-1992)
John A. S. Grenville (1993-2010)
Raphael Gross (2003-2014)

Advisory Board:

Steven E. Aschheim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ofer Ashkenazi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Avraham Barkai, Lehavoth Habashan

Andreas Brämer, Institute for the History of the German Jews
Michael Brenner, Ludwig Maximilians University, American University
Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge
Dan Diner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shmuel Feiner, Bar Ilan University

Stefanie Fischer, University of Potsdam
Paul Franks, Yale University
Norbert Frei, Friedrich Schiller University
Evyatar Friesel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Katja Garloff, Reed College

Mark H. Gelber, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Abigail Green, University of Oxford
Neil Gregor, University of Southampton
Robin Judd, The Ohio State University
Marion Kaplan, New York University

Judith Keilbach, Utrecht University
Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michael A. Meyer, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Peter Pulzer, University of Oxford
Brad Prager, University of Missouri

Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University
Miriam Ruerup, Institute for the History of the German Jews
Andrea Schatz, King’s College London
Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, TU Berlin
David Sorkin, Yale University
Martina Steer, University of Vienna
Guy Stern, Wayne State University
Bernard Wasserstein, Amsterdam
Yfaat Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Christian Wiese, Goethe University
Till van Rahden, University of Montreal


2019 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 2019 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.

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 prize

The winner will receive:

• Publication of the winning essay in the 2019 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 5-8,000 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 1 February 2018.

Competition rules

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.

 

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 prize

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.

 

Competition rules

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

 

IV Memoir

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

VI Index

Illustrations


 

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

 

II. Religion

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

 

V. Memoir

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

VII. Index

Illustrations

 

 

For a complete list of Leo Baeck Institute Year Book volumes, see:

http://leobaeck.oxfordjournals.org/