University of Potsdam
Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Research Topic

Cultural Transfers and Translations between Europe and the United States: Schocken Books and the Transnational Dimension of American Jewry


Markus Krah is a lecturer in Jewish Religious and Intellectual History at University Potsdam. His research focuses on the transnational entanglements of American with other Jewries, and is currently examining the transnational Jewish publishing house Schocken Books and its formative role in the post-1945 cultural formation of American Jewry.

Krah received his PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He currently edits PaRDeS, the journal of the German Association for Jewish Studies.

Selected publications

  • American Jewry and the Re-Invention of the East European Jewish Past (De Gruyter, 2018)



Delving into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examining vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry