Wintersemester 2019/2020

Dr. Amit Varshizky

Curriculum Vitae

Geboren 1977 in Haifa (Israel).

2002-2005 Bachelor of Mass Media and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, Academic College of Emek Yezreel.

2006-2010 M.A.-Studium Department of History, Tel Aviv University.

2011-2017  PhD-Studium History, The Zvi Yavetz Graduate School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University.

2017-2018   Research Fellow Minerva Institute for German History, Tel-Aviv University.

2018-2019  Research Fellow, Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA). The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2018-2019  Research Fellow, Stern Cooperation Project, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München, Concordia University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Seit November 2019 Postdoc und Gastwissenschaftler am Jena Center Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, gefördert durch die Minerva Stiftung.



The Metaphysics of Race: Science and Faith in the Nazi Worldview (forthcoming: The Open University of Israel press and Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research; the Goldberg prize winner for 2019) [Hebrew].

Secularism and Sacralism: Studies in the History of Religion, edited by Shalom Ratzabi, Eitan Ginsburg and Amit Varshizky (forthcoming, Sapir Academic Publishers) [Hebrew].


Non-Mechanistic Explanatory Styles in the German Racial Science: A Comparison of Hans F. K. Günther and Ludwig Ferdinand Clauß, in: Sabine Hildebrandt, Miriam Offer and Michael Grodin, (eds.), Medicine and the Holocaust:  New Studies on Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies for the 21st Century (forthcoming, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books).

Secular Religions and Vitalist Imagination in Weimar Germany, in: Shalom Ratzabi, Eitan Ginsburg and Amit Varshizky (eds.), Secularism and Sacralism: Studies in the History of Religion (Sapir Academic Publishers, forthcoming) [Hebrew].

The Metaphysics of Race: Revisiting Nazism and Religion, Central European History 52 (June, 2019), 252-288.

In the Shade of Wilhelm Wundt: The Influence of Volk psychology on Nazi Racial thought, Yalkut Moreshet-Holocaust Documentation and Research, 99 (December, 2018), 131-157 [Hebrew and English].

The Pursuit of the ‘Whole Man’: Soul-Man-World in the National socialist Worldview, Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust, 31:3 (December, 2017), 200-226 [Hebrew and English].

Between Science and Metaphysics: Fritz Lenz and the Racial Anthropology in Interwar Germany, Intellectual History Review, 27:2, (Mars, 2017), 247-272.

Alfred Rosenberg: The Nazi Weltanschauung as Modern Gnosis, Politics, Religion & Ideology, 13:3 (September 2012), 311-331.


Transfinite Life: Oskar Goldberg and the Vitalist Imagination by Bruce Rosenstock. Indiana University press, 2017. German Studies Review, 41:3 (October 2018), 642-644.


Racism, lexica entries, the Holocaust Resource Center – Yad Vashem (the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust edited by Dr. Shmuel Spector on Dr. Robert Rozett).


Nationalsozialismus: Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; Rassenkunde und Rassenpolitik im Zwischenkriegsdeutschland; Holocaust-Studien und -Historiographie; Politische Theologie und Säkularisation: Theoretische und historische Perspektiven; Geistesgeschichte des europäischen Rassismus und Antisemitismus von der Aufklärung bis zum 20. Jahrhundert