Discussion Papers Series
Monika Richarz is an expert on the history of the Jewish people in Germany from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and former Director of the Institute for the History of German Jewry of Hamburg. From 1972 to 1979 Professor Richarz was a research fellow at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York (United States), and from 1983 to 1994 she directed the Germania Judaica Library in Cologne (Germany). The volumes that Professor Richarz has published in English include Jewish Life in Germany—Memoirs from Three Centuries (Indiana University Press, 1991) and she contributed to German Jewish History in Modern Times, Volume 3: Integration in Dispute 1871-1918 (Columbia University Press, 1997).
In 2008, Professor Richarz gave a briefing on Jewish life in Europe during the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries to the 24 National Information Officers from the global network of United Nations information centres participating in a week-long seminar on the history of the Holocaust and the prevention of genocide. The seminar was organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme and the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site in Berlin (Germany).