Elie Wiesel Research Center

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) writes in one of his works:

"Human beings have the capacity to be responsible, they have the capacity to know what happened in the past and of what they are capable. If they are aware of the evil they can do, they can also know the good they can do." (Hope against Hope. Johann Baptist Metz and Elie Wiesel Speak Out on the Holocaust, p.78)

The Elie Wiesel Research Center is dedicated to furthering scholarly understandings of Elie Wiesel's works and testimonies through interdisciplinary, interreligious, and international cooperation projects. Wiesel’s work can be divided into four main areas — autobiographical, novels and dramas, Jewish works, and essays — each of which is being systematically researched by scholars at the University of Tübingen, the School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam, and the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society, in collaboration with researchers around the world. This body of scholarly work will be appropriately compiled in a complete academic anthology of Wiesel’s written work.

By further developing the body of scholarly literature surrounding Wiesel’s work, we hope to make his writing more accessible for educational purposes and Anti-Semitism prevention programs — especially in the context of building a critical Remembrance Culture and facilitating Christian-Jewish dialogue.

Welcome to the Elie Wiesel Research Center, we hope you have an enriching and inspiring reading experience.


Sponsorship by the Exploration Funds of the University of Tübingen
International Elie Wiesel Research Conference
ab 2021
Sponsorship by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation

"Exploring the autobiographical writings of Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel as a contribution to the Remembrance Culture of the Holocaust and the fight against Anti-Semitism".

International Elie Wiesel Symposium
Elie Wiesel Conference in Berlin
2015 und 2018
The Elie Wiesel Research Center moves from Bonn and Heidelberg to Tübingen and Potsdam

Reinhold Boschki – University of Tübingen - Seminar for Religious Education, Adult Religious Education, and Kerygmatics

Daniel Krochmalnik – University of Potsdam – School of Jewish Theology – Chair of Jewish Religion and Philosophy

Planning of the complete edition of The Elie Works of Elie Wiesel (Elie Wiesel Werkausgabe, EWW)

Planning of the complete edition of The Elie Works of Elie Wiesel (Elie Wiesel Werkausgabe, EWW)

Research Trip and Symposium with Elie Wiesel

in Boston at the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University

Foundation of the Elie Wiesel Research Center

by Prof. Reinhold Boschki (then University of Bonn) and Prof. Daniel Krochmalnik (then University of Jewish Studies Heidelberg)