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Dr. Martin Liepach

Knowledge Transfer

Martin Liepach has been working at the Fritz Bauer Institute in the area of knowledge transfer since 2019. Previously, he was a staff member at the Pedagogical Centre of the Fritz Bauer Institute and the Jewish Museum Frankfurt from 2009 to 2019. He has also been a lecturer at Goethe University since 2000.

He studied history and mathematics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He earned his doctorate in political science at the Free University of Berlin in 1994 with a thesis on the political orientation of Jews in the Weimar Republic. After completing mandatory practical teacher training at a higher secondary school in Frankfurt, he was assigned to the Jewish Museum Frankfurt in museum education and teacher training. As managing director of the Leo Baeck Institute’s Commission for the Dissemination of German-Jewish History, he edited the guide book Deutsch-jüdische Geschichte im Unterricht [Teaching German-Jewish History] (3rd ed., 2015). He is a member of the German-Israeli Textbook Commission and co-author of Deutsch-israelische Schulbuchempfehlungen [German-Israeli Textbook Recommendations] published in 2015.


Research Interests

  • Representation of Jewish history in current history textbooks
  • Representation and history of Israel
  • Remembering and teaching the history of the Holocaust and National Socialism in schools

Current Research Project

Selected publications

  • »Zur Darstellung des Holocaust in den aktuellen Schulgeschichtsbüchern«, in: Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 70 (2019) 9/10, pp. 543–553.
  • (Together with Wolfgang Geiger), Fragen an die jüdische Geschichte. Darstellungen und didaktische Herausforderungen, Schwalbach 2014 (Schriftenreihe der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Vol. 1534, Bonn 2015).
  • (Ed., together with Dirk Sadowski), Jüdische Geschichte im Schulbuch, Göttingen 2014.
Dr. Martin Liepach

Knowledge Transfer

Fritz Bauer Institut
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m.liepach(at)fritz-bauer-institut.de