Prof. Ofer Ashkenazi

Ofer Ashkenazi
Director of the Koebner Minerva Center for German History
Humanities Building, Room 6508.

Ofer Ashkenazi is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Koebner-Minerva Center for Germany History. He is the author of the monographs "Anti-Heimat Cinema: The Jewish Invention of the German Landscape" (2020); "Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity" (2012); and "A Walk into the Night: Reason and Subjectivity in Weimar Film" (2010). He published articles on a variety of topics in German and German-Jewish history, including on the interwar German peace movement; German-Jewish emigres in Palestine; and the discussion of Heimat and otherness in contemporary German culture. His current research project considers Jewish photography under Nazism.