Staff

    Project Staff


    Daniel Burckhardt, M.A. (Technology)

    Mr Burckhardt has been as Research Associate at the Institute for the History of the German Jews since 2015. Daniel Burckhardt studied in Zürich and Berlin and was previously engaged as Research Associate at the Institute for the Historical Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin and at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF). In addition, he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the M.A. degree programme Public History at the Free University Berlin and a member of the editorial board and Steering Committee of H-Soz-Kult based at Humboldt University.

    Dr. Inka Le-Huu (Editorial team)

    Dr. Le-Huu has been a Research Associate at the Institute for the History of the German Jews since 2014. She was awarded a grant from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and is Lecturer in Public History in the Department of History at the University of Hamburg. Her research deals with German-Jewish history in the 19th century and local history in Hamburg.

    Dr. Anna Menny (Project coordinator)

    Dr. Menny has been a Research Associate at the Institute for the History of the German Jews since 2012, and coordinates the online source edition. Her research work deals with Jewish-Spanish history, and questions pertaining to the culture of memory and the Digital Humanities.

    Dr. Miriam Rürup (Project director)

    Dr. Rürup has benn director of the Institute for the History of the German Jews since 2012 and initiated the online source edition Key Documents on German-Jewish History (Hamburger Schlüsseldokumente zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte), which provides a window onto Jewish history in Hamburg on various levels of depth, rendering them visible and accessible. Her research deals with German-Jewish history, contemporary history, the history of National Socialism, the politics of commemoration, gender history, and from the area of her habilitation thesis, especially the history of migration, citizenship and statelessness.

    Nina Zellerhoff, M.A. (Editorial team)

    Ms. Zellerhoff has been a Research Associate at the Institute for the History of the German Jews since 2016. Her research work deals with the initializing and establishment of memorial sites, questions pertaining to the culture of memory and the future of commemoration. Her research interests centre on German-Jewish contemporary history, the history of National Socialism and the Digital Humanities.

    Student assistants


    René Grothkopf

    Mr. Grothkopf is a student majoring in sociology and history at the University of Hamburg. His research interests centre on studies in anti-Semitism, economic critique and gender studies.

    Clara Hestermann

    Ms. Hestermann is a student majoring in history and political science at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests centre on Jewish history, European history of the 20th century and history of the Near East.

    Jan Kawlath, B.A.

    Mr. Kawlath is a student majoring in history and philosophy at the University of Hamburg. His research interests lie in German colonial history, genocide research and post-colonialism.

    Sebastian Merkel, B.A.

    He is studying for an M.A. degree in history at Hamburg University. Mr. Merkel’s research interests center on the history of internment camps and violence in the 20th century, youth (sub)cultures and German contemporary history.

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