Jay Geller

Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies, Associate Professor


Mather House 215

Jay Geller is an expert on German Jewry during the past two centuries, with a particular interest in politics, society, and relations between Jews and non-Jews.  His book Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany, 1945-1953 (Cambridge University Press) examines the reestablishment of organized Jewish life in both West and East Germany and the relationships between Jewish institutions and German political leaders in the immediate postwar era.  He co-edited and contributed to the collection of essays Three-Way Street: Jews, Germans, and the Transnational (University of Michigan Press) about Jewish immigration to and from Germany, as well as the interplay between German-Jewish culture and the wider Jewish world.  He teaches courses on Jewish history, the history of modern Europe, and urban history.  He has appeared on the PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Here & Now and been interviewed for publications such as U.S. News & World Report.



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