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Kora Baumbach über Anne Frank in der DDR

Anne Frank ist mit große Wahrscheinlichkeit einer der Namen, den man in vielen Ländern der Welt kennt; es ist einer der Namen, der die Vorstellungen…

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Alex Jordan on the Göttingen Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle & Paul de Lagarde

Thanks to my fellowship at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, I have been able to unearth some previously unpublished correspondence between the great Scottish man of letters Thomas…

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Sebastian Schirrmeister on Reading Elie Wiesel in Yiddish

In his famous preface to Elie Wiesel’s seminal Shoah memoir La Nuit (1958), the novelist and Nobel laureate François Mauriac offers an enthusiastic and disturbingly Catholic…

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Martin van Gelderen on Jaap Meijer & the 1st Review of the Diaries of Anne Frank

Top Hats, Low Standards. It is the telling title of the collection of essays published in 1969 by Jaap Meijer (1912-1993), an outstanding historian of Jewish…

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Daniel Wildmann on Feelings about Jews: Morality and Emotions in German Film, 1914-2014

Dear Friends, As you know, I am working on a project entitled Feelings about Jews: Morality and Emotions in German Film, 1914-2014. I am currently…

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Shiru Lim on Pappardelle, Pâte Feuilletée and Political Utterances

Hello colleagues—Kolleagues?—and whoever else who has happened to find this post. It’s an odd time to be writing about research—something that has most certainly taken…

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Alex Jordan on Thomas Carlyle and Isaac Ironside

I recently discovered a hitherto unknown letter by the great Victorian man of letters Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) to a certain Isaac Ironside (1808–70), dated 10…

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Amandine Barb on Teaching about Religion in the USA

Since the beginning of the corona crisis, my time in home-office has mostly been spent completing two articles that are related to my on-going research…

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Francesca Antonini on Caesarism

My research focuses on the concept of Caesarism. Linguistically speaking, Caesarism is a neologism closely connected to the political situation of mid-nineteenth-century France. In the…

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Martina Mampieri on Isaiah Sonne (1887-1960)

My research project as a Moritz Stern Fellow in Modern Jewish Studies at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg investigates the figure and scholarship of Isaiah Sonne (1887-1960), a…

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