Rebekka Grossmann

Rebekka Grossmann
PhD Fellow

Academic interests:

German-Jewish History, Israeli History and History of Mandate Palestine, Visual Theory and Culture, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Thought

Current project: 


Envisioning a Jewish Palestine. The Visual Construction of a National Space in Germany 1933-1948


Curriculum Vitae: 


2011-2013: University of Oxford, MPhil in Modern Jewish Studies


2007-2011: Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, BA in Modern History and Political Science


Public Lectures and Conference Participations:


‘Antagonist Optics. Photographs of Jewish Palestine and the Nazi German Gaze’, Association for Jewish Studies. The Annual 47th Conference, December 2015, Boston, MA

‘Creating a Zionist Aesthetics. The Role of Weimar Photography in Zionist Education’, Midwest Jewish Studies Association. The Annual 27th Conference, October 2015, Lawrence, KS

‘Tailored Heimat: Hadassah America and the Creation of an Israeli ‘National Optics’ for the American Eye’, Spiritual Homelands, Wahlheimat, Elective Exiles. Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the University of Virginia and the Daat Hamakom-Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity, October 2015, Charlottesville, VA

Documents of Hope. Jewish Nationalism in Photography and Film’, Toldot & Tarbut – Jewish History and Culture Lecture Series, June 2015, Bonn, Germany

‘New Spirits – Old Wounds. Israeli Intellectuals and the German Problem’, EAIS-Conference ‘Israel between International Relations and Domestic Policies’,15-16 September 2013, London, UK