Juliane Wetzel

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Juliane Wetzel (* 1957 in Munich ) is a German historian . Wetzel has worked at the Berlin Center for Research on Antisemitism at the TU Berlin since 1991 . She has published several books and numerous essays on contemporary history, German-Jewish history and displaced persons .


Wetzel received his doctorate in history and art history at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich in 1987 and then worked at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich until 1991 . From 1991 to 1995 she was a research assistant and since 1996 research assistant at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the TU Berlin. She is the managing editor of the Yearbook for Research on Antisemitism and a member of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research . She also wrote numerous reports for social courts and the Federal Insurance Agency on displaced persons and their status in Germany, as well as several reports on current restitution proceedings for Jewish property.

Your main areas of work are

  • Jews under National Socialist persecution (especially Germany, France, Italy),
  • Jewish post-war history (Jewish displaced persons),
  • Right-wing extremism, especially right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism on the Internet,
  • as well as current forms of anti-Semitism at home and abroad.

Together with Werner Bergmann , she was the author of the not officially published but online study Manifestations of anti-semitism in the European Union - First Semester 2002 , which was carried out on behalf of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), Vienna .


  • Jewish life in Munich 1945–1951. Transit station or reconstruction? Kommissionsverlag Uni-Druck, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-87821-218-6 (also dissertation at the University of Munich 1986).
  • (with Angelika Königseder): Waiting for Hope. Jewish Displaced Persons in Post-World War II Germany . Northwestern University Press, Evanston IL 2001.
  • (with Angelika Königseder): Courage in life in the waiting room. The Jewish DPs (Displaced Persons) in post-war Germany. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1994, ISBN 3-596-10761-X (second edition 2004).
  • Keyword anti-Semitism . Federal Agency for Political Education , Bonn 2006 (= topic sheets in the classroom , No. 56 Extra ).
  • (Ed. with Wolfgang Benz ): Anti-Semitism and radical Islamism. Klartext, Essen 2007, ISBN 978-3-89861-714-7 (= anti-Semitism: history and structures , volume 4).
  • Modern anti-Semitism among Muslims in Germany. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2014, ISBN 978-3-658-04273-8 .

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