Selma Stern (1890–1981) – Das Eigene in der Geschichte 978-3-16-148417-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Marina Sassenberg

Selma Stern (1890–1981) – Das Eigene in der Geschichte

Selbstentwürfe und Geschichtsentwürfe einer Historikerin

[Selma Stern (1890–1981). Constructing One's Self, Constructing History. A Biographical Approach.]

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Selma Stern (1890–1981) was among the first women academics in Germany and the first woman who entered the »Wissenschaft des Judentums«. This study is focused on the interrelationship of her life and work. It centres on the question of how the historian integrated her biographical experience – which included Nazi-Germany and the Holocaust – into her understanding of history.
Selma Stern (1890–1981) was among the first women academics in Germany and the first woman who entered the »Wissenschaft des Judentums«. She dedicated her work to the history of Jewish emancipation and acculturation in Germany and Europe and wrote standard classics such as Jud Süß (1929), The Court Jew (1950) and »Der preussische Staat und die Juden« (1925–1975).
This study is focused on the interrelationship of her life and work. It centres on the question of how the historian integrated her biographical experience – which included Nazi Germany and the Holocaust – into her understanding of history.
Authors/Editors

Marina Sassenberg Geboren 1958; Dipl. Sozialwissenschaftlerin; 1989–96 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin des Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Instituts in Duisburg; 1996–98 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin der Moses Mendelssohn Akademie Halberstadt; 1998–99 Konzeption und Durchführung der Wanderausstellung 'Zeitenbruch. Jüdische Existenz in Rheinland-Westfalen 1933–1945'; derzeit Dissertationsprojekt über Selma Stern an der Universität zu Halle-Wittenberg.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Jahrbuch f.d.Geschichte Mittel-u. — 53 (2007), S. 359–360 (Monika Nakath)
In: DeutschlandRadio — Montag, 10.Jan. 2005, 19.15–20 h (Bernd Leineweber)
In: Main-Echo — 22. Dezember 2005
In: Süddeutsche Zeitung – F — 29.Oktober 2004, Nr.252, S.18 (Thomas Meyer)
In: Sehepunkte — www.sehepunkte.historicum.net (Friedrich Battenberg)
In: Querelles-net — 2005, Nr.16 (Angelika Schaser)
In: Schweiz.Zeitschr.f.Rel.-u.KulturG — 99 (2005), S. 566–568 (Ulrich Wyrwa)
In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch — Jg.53 (2005), H.4, S.540f (Ludger Heid)