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Dr Katharina Rauschenberger

Research associate

Katharina Rauschenberger studied history, philosophy and Spanish at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. She earned her doctorate in 2001 at Technical University Berlin with a dissertation entitled Jüdische Tradition im Kaiserreich und in der Weimarer Republik. Zur Geschichte des Jüdischen Museumswesens in Deutschland (Jewish tradition in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic. The history of Jewish museums in Germany). From 1989 to 2003, Rauschenberger was employed by the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, working on a variety of projects, including the exhibition The Rothschilds. A European Family. From 2006 to 2008, she served as project coordinator of the Leo Baeck programme Jewish life in Germany – school and continuing education. Since 2008, Rauschenberger has been a research associate at the Fritz Bauer Institute. From 2008 to 2016, she was responsible for program coordination between the Fritz Bauer Institute and the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and in 2015/2016, she was guest curator at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt. At the Fritz Bauer Institute, she is in charge of development, conception and coordination of events. She is an editor of Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts.


    Research focal areas

    • German-Jewish history in the 20th century 
    • History of trials of Nazi violent crimes within the context of the Cold War 
    • The biography and history of the impact of Fritz Bauer

    Selected publications

    • Jüdische Tradition im Kaiserreich und in der Weimarer Republik. Zur Geschichte des jüdischen Museumswesens in Deutschland, Hannover 2002; (Ed., with Werner Renz).
    • Henry Ormond – Anwalt der Opfer. Plädoyers in NS-Prozessen, Frankfurt am Main, New York 2015.
    • (Ed., with Jörg Osterloh), Der Holocaust. Neue Studien zu Tathergängen, Reaktionen und Aufarbeitungen, Jahrbuch zur Geschichte und Wirkung des Holocaust, Frankfurt am Main, New York 2017.
    Dr. Katharina Rauschenberger

    Fritz Bauer Institut
    Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
    60323 Frankfurt am Main

    IG Farben-Haus
    Q3, 5. OG, Raum 5.312

    +49 (0)69 798 322-26
    k.rauschenberger(at)fritz-bauer-institut.de