Prof. Dr. Rebekka Voß

Rebekka Voß is a professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt, where she teaches Modern Jewish History, spanning the Early Modern and Modern eras. Together with Elianna Renner, she manages the Bertha Pappenheim project in Frankfurt.

Jewish cultural history in Germany ranks among her primary areas of research.

Rebekka Voß is particularly interested in the interaction of Jews and Christians and their mutual perceptions as well as in the culture of those social groups frequently neglected by mainstream history. Her book Umstrittene Erlöser [2011, Disputed Messiahs] recounts how Jews and Christians of the sixteenth century awaited the Messiah and prepared for the end of the world. Her forthcoming monograph explores Yiddish folklore regarding the so-called “Red Jews.”