Research Stay in Israel

With the generous support of the Minerva Stiftung, Dr. Kerstin von der Krone, post-doctoral research fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute, was able to spend one month in Israel for research purposes. During her stay she worked closely with the Israeli partners of the research project, Prof. Dr. Zohar Shavit and Dr. Tal Kogman. She furthermore had the opportunity to visit the National Library of Israel (NLI) and the Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP).




The NLI holds one of the most complete collections in existence of nineteenth-century literature on Judaism, including Jewish textbooks, prayer books, educational writings and further contemporary literature and provides access to the relevant research literature. The CAHJP holds significant collections originating from numerous German-Jewish communities and educators, which are of great value for our research project.


A Second Project Meeting in Tel Aviv

A fortunate coincidence made it possible that almost the entire research group met on December 1, 2014 in Tel Aviv for the second time. A conference of the German Israeli Textbook committee brought Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig and Dr. Dirk Sadowski to Israel. Together with Dr. Kerstin von der Krone, who was on a research trip in Israel at the same time [post], they met with Prof. Zohar Shavit and Tal Kogman and discussed the further development of the project, including a workshop on cultural translation, which will take place at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig from May 5-6, 2015 [post].