Katharina Rauschenberger

Katrin-Rauschenberger kopieKatharina Rauschenberger was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1962. She completed her PhD thesis in 2001 at the Technical University of Berlin on the subject of ‘Jewish Traditions in Imperial Germany and the Weimar Republic: On the History of Jewish Museums in Germany’. Between 1989 and 2003, she was assistant on various projects at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, including the exhibitions ‘Vergessene Nachbarn. Juden in Rödelheim’ [Forgotten Neighbours: Jews in Rödelheim] and ‘Die Rothschilds. Eine europäische Familie’ [The Rothschilds: A European Family]. From 2006 to 2008, she was Project Coordinator of the Leo Baeck programme ‘Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland – Schule und Fortbildung’ [Jewish Life in Germany – School and Further Education], which had been issued as the cooperative project of the sponsoring society of the Leo Baeck Institute, the Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and Future’ and the non-profit Hertie Foundation. Since 2008, she is Programme Coordinator at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main. She is visiting lecturer at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.

 

Selected Publications

Books

(with Helga Krohn) Die vergessenen Nachbarn – Juden in Rödelheim (Frankfurt, 1990).

Jüdische Tradition im Kaiserreich und in der Weimarer Republik: Zur Geschichte des jüdischen Museumswesens in Deutschland (Hanover, 2002).

 

Edited collections

(with Ronny Loewy) “Der Letzte der Ungerechten”. Der “Judenälteste” Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942–1975 (Frankfurt/New York, 2011).

Rückkehr in Feindesland? Fritz Bauer in der deutsch-jüdischen Nachkriegsgeschichte

Jahrbuch zur Geschichte und Wirkung des Holocaust, 2013, edited on behalf of the Fritz Bauer Institute (Frankfurt/New York, 2013).

 

Articles

‘The Judaica Collection of Frankfurt’s Museum Jüdischer Altertümer and Its Worldwide Dispersion After 1945’, in: Neglected Witnesses. The Fate of Jewish Ceremonial Objects During the Second World War and After, ed. Julie-Marthe Cohen with Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (Crickadarn, 2011), pp. 81–102.

‘“…allen, denen jüdische Kunstdenkmäler etwas bedeuten…”. Das Sammeln von Judaica als Teil der Frankfurter Kulturgeschichte’, in: Jüdische Sammler und ihr Beitrag zur Kultur der Moderne, ed. Annette Weber and Jihan Radjai-Ordoubadi (Heidelberg, 2011), pp. 307–323.

‘Recht schaffen und politisch handeln. Fritz Bauer und Henry Ormond – ein Vergleich’, in: Rückkehr in Feindesland? Fritz Bauer in der deutsch-jüdischen Nachkriegsgeschichte, Jahrbuch zur Geschichte und Wirkung des Holocaust, 2013, ed. Katharina Rauschenberger on behalf of the Fritz Bauer Institute (Frankfurt/New York, 2013), pp. 39–64.