Rebekka Grossmann

Tandem Fellow in the History of Migration
Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
Institute of European Studies
249 Moses Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
(510) 643-4558

Biographical Summary

Rebekka Grossmann is a Binational Visting Tandem Fellow at the GHI Pro in Berkeley. She studied History and Political Science at the University of Freiburg and holds a Master of Philosophy in Modern Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford. Between 2014 and 2019 she was a doctoral student at the Richard Köbner Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her dissertation looks at interethnic dynamics in Mandate Palestine through the prism of photography. In particular, it explores the works of German-Jewish photographers and photo agents as spaces of negotiation of different forms of national belonging. Rebekka has been a fellow of the George L. Mosse Program in History and the Hebrew University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities; in 2017/18 she was a fellow of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme. With the support of the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and in collaboration with the research group on Media History at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam, she is also part of a collaborative book project on Jewish photographers in Nazi Germany.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Modern Jewish History
  • Modern German & European History
  • History of Israel & Palestine
  • History of Migration
  • Visual Culture
  • Postcolonial Theory