Dr. Ilse Josepha Lazaroms

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Martin-Buber-Professur für Jüdische Religionsphilosophie

Campus Westend
Raum IG 6.555 (IG-Hauptgebäude)
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Email: ilse.lazaroms[at]eui.eu

Ilse Josepha Lazaroms is a writer and historian. She works on twentieth-century European history, East Central Europe, migration history and Jewish history. She graduated from the European University Institute in Florence, and since then she has held fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, the Center for Jewish History in New York and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest. Her book The Grace of Misery: Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1918–1939 (Brill 2013) was awarded the Victor Adler State Prize from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Education. Her new book, Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary, is forthcoming with Stanford University Press. She is the owner of Azarel Press and a regular contributor to The Dutch Review of Books. Her debut novel, Vinter, will appear in 2019 with Uitgeverij Cossee (Amsterdam).

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte

  • Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate, and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary
    (Zur Projektbeschreibung)
  • Territorial Longings: Jewish Families between The Netherlands, Hungary and Israel, 1944–1949

Publikationen (Auswahl)


Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate, and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary (forthcoming with Stanford University Press 2019)

The Politics of Contested Narratives: Biographical Approaches to Modern European History (co-edited with Emily R. Gioielli). London: Routledge, 2014

The Grace of Misery: Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1919–1939. Brill’s Series in Jewish Studies, Vol. 47. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013 (hardcover, paperback, e-book) * Winner of the Victor Adler State Prize 2015

Peer-reviewed articles (selected)

“Intersectionality of Belonging: Charity and Gender in Post-World War I Jewish Budapest.” Special issue of Jewish History on Jewish women in East Central Europe, edited by Elissa Bemporad and Glenn Dynner (forthcoming 2018)

“Jewish Railway Car Dwellers in Post-World War I Hungary: Citizenship and Uprootedness.” People(s) on the Move: Refugees and Immigration Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century, edited by Joachim von Puttkamer (forthcoming 2018)

“Local Faces, Human Crimes: New Histories of the Hungarian Holocaust.” East Central Europe 45, no. 1 (April 2018): 119–127

“Hotel Patriots or Permanent Strangers? Joseph Roth and the Jews of Interwar Central Europe.” Special issue on “Jews on the Move: Particularist Universality in Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought,” eds. Sander L. Gilman and Cathy Gelbin, European Review of History 23, No. 5–6 (2016): 814–827

“Borderlands: Joseph Roth’s Dystopian Imagination.” Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 13 (2014): 215–236

“Marked by Violence: Hungarian Jewish Histories in the Wake of the White Terror, 1919–1922.” Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture 11 (2014): 39–48

“‘In the Beginning was the Garden’: Arthur Schnitzler and the Politicization of Jewish Identities in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe.” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 58 (2013): 219–231

“The Double Bind of Self-Narration: Joseph Roth, Jewish Identity, and the Undercurrents of European Modernity.” Special issue on “The politics of contested narratives: biographical approaches to modern European history,” European Review of History 19, No. 5 (2012): 693–710

Chapters in books

“Across the Rupture: Jewish Survivor-Writers and the Landscapes of War in Post-World War II Central Europe.” Catastrophe and Utopia: Jewish Intellectuals in Central and Eastern Europe, 1933 to 1956, edited by Ferenc Laczó (Munich: De Gruyter, 2017), 205–219

“‘Unwelcome Guests’: The Legacy of Violence in the Work of Hungarian Jewish Writers.” Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies (AEJLS) 1 (2014), edited by Petra Ernst (Munich: De Gruyter, 2014), 236–251