Two Student Assistants (w/m/d)

The Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History/Institut für Zeitgeschichte München−Berlin (Abteilung Berlin), in cooperation with the University of Freiburg, is looking for

Two student assistants (w/m/d) (60 hours per month)

The project:

Preparation of an English-language version of the 16-volume document collection Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland, 1933–1945 (VEJ). The English version, entitled The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany, 1933–1945 (PMJ), is updated and adapted for an English-speaking audience. Five volumes have already been published in English. The project partners are the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, the University of Freiburg, and the German Federal Archives, in cooperation with the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and the project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). For more information, see:


Range of duties:

  • General research tasks in preparing the volumes, including researching biographical information, updating footnotes for an English-speaking readership, and locating and checking bibliographical resources
  • Using an XML-based editing system in a database (Oxygen XML-editor, TCToolbox)
  • Producing the thematic index for each volume


Essential requirements:

  • Current registration as a BA or MA student in Modern History, Jewish Studies, or a related subject
  • Knowledge of and interest in the history of the Holocaust, the Second World War, and Jewish history in Europe
  • Native or near-native proficiency in English
  • Fluency in written and spoken German
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of using XML-based editing systems is welcome
  • Work/internship experience in translation/publishing is welcome

Start date: 1 June 2023.
Place of employment: Berlin.
Duration of contract:
1 June 2023 to 31 May 2024 (with the possibility of extension).
Remuneration according to regulations set by the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

For information on our data protection policy, please see: Data Protection Notice for Applicants


Please send applications (including letter of application, CV, and either letters of recommendation or the names of two academic referees with contact details) as a single PDF file no later than 27 March 2023 to: harvey[at]

Provisional interview date: early April 2023.


Prof. Elizabeth Harvey
Project lead, PMJ, c/o Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Finckensteinallee 85-87
12205 Berlin
E-Mail: harvey[at]

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