Markus Krah, Ph.D.

On leave for research at Vanderbilt University, Nashville (Tennessee) - Feodor-Lynen-Postdoc-Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through July 2020).

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Campus Am Neuen Palais / building 2, room 2.11

E-mail: markus.krahuni-potsdamde

Tel.: 0331/977-1758

 

 

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Research profile:

Modern Jewish cultural history and history of ideas; American Judaism; continuance of East Jewish tradition in western Judaism in the 20th century.

Topic of dissertation:

"Turning a Lost World Into a Usable Past: How American Jews at Mid-20th-Century Re-Invented Their East European History" (at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York)

Publication:

“Role Models or Foils for American Jews? ‘The Eternal Light,’ the Displaced Persons, and the Search for Jewish Distinctiveness in Mid-20th-Century America.” American Jewish History, vol. 96, no. 4 (December 2010): 265-286.

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