Björn Siegel joined the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg (IGdJ) after completing his M.A. and PhD in history at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Prior to working at the IGdJ, Björn was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre at the Hebrew University, where he worked on projects dealing with Jewish history in the Habsburg Monarchy. He has authored Austrian Jewry Between East and West: The Austrian Jewish Alliance 1873–1938 (Campus, 2010) and co-authored Kurt Fritz Rosenberg: Einer der nicht mehr dazugehört (Wallstein, 2012), which reflect his combined research interests in Jewish history, migration, and European Studies. His current research project looks at the ship as a place in Jewish history.
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