Deborah Hertz

Herman Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies, University of California at San Diego

Deborah Hertz is a historian whose specialties are modern German history, modern Jewish history and modern European women’s history. Her current research focuses on the history of radical Jewish women.

Ambition, Hypocrisy and the Allure of German Nationalism

Einstein Forum 2021

Month 2021

From Shtetl to Barricades

Watch JCC Talk

Month 2020

Talent, Ambition, Wealth

Leo Baeck Institute Panel

Month 2020


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HEIU 109

Blood Soil and Boundaries: Nationalism in Europe

HIEU 158

Why Hitler? How Auschwitz?

Publications about Deborah's Work

Noam Lead, “Behind the Lectern: Making History Present” in UCSD Guardian (April 18, 2016).


A sample of Professor Deborah Hertz’s recent publications.

How jews became germans

Wie Juden Deutsche Wurden

Jewish High Society in Old Regime Berlin

Die Judischen Salons Im Alten Berlin