Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, born 1975, is a film historian and media scholar, who has been serving as Lecturer for Film and German Studies at the Department of Communication and Journalism and the DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2014. He is also incumbent of the Cardinal Franz König Chair in Austrian Studies. He holds his PhD from the Free University of Berlin. He was a research and teaching assistant at the Academy for Film and Television (HFF) in Potsdam (2005–2010) and Research Assistant and Post-doctoral Fellow at the Interdisciplinary PhD-Program “Media of History – History of Media” at the Universities of Weimar, Erfurt and Jena (2010–2012). In 2012/13 he was Research Fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research Yad Vashem. 2013–2014 he served at the Film University Babelsberg as Senior Researcher in the DFG-Research Project “Regional Film Culture”. He also headed a research group on “German Postwar Visual History in a European Framework” (2015–2017) and is PI of the current research group on “Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age: Immersion, Augmentation, Virtual Reality” funded by the DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published three books (on cinematic narration of the Holocaust, the German filmmaker Romuald Karmakar and German-Israeli film relations), co-edited four volumes (on European docudrama, contemporary German Cinema, the visual memory of the GDR in documentary film and on emotions in cinema) and published several articles on cinematic memories of the Holocaust, archive footage and the history of postwar German cinema in international journals and edited volumes.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.2 Literature Database


D3.1 Definition of Engagement Levels, Usage Modes, and User Types


D3.2 Mind Map Visualizing Multimodal Curating


D3.3 Ethics Guideline


D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification


Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Curation of Engagement Levels


Monday, 20.05.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 17:00

Future Memory? Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age


Monday, 10.06.2019, 13:30

Taxonomy of Relations


Monday, 19.08.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 20.08.2019, 17:00

Connecting the Fragments @Engaging the Past: Visual History of the Holocaust in the Digital Age


Thursday, 16.01.2020, 10:00

75 Years after 1945: Liberation - A Moment in Time


Monday, 27.01.2020, 17:00

Seeing the Camps: Exploring the Visual Memory of the Holocaust


Wednesday, 13.05.2020, 16:00

Digital Holocaust Memory - Observations before and since COVID-19


Wednesday, 15.07.2020, 14:30

Participation in Media Reports

Hologramas, Instagram e porta-vozes: como não deixar morrer as histórias dos sobreviventes do Holocausto

Público, Monday, 27.01.2020

Holocaust-Gedenken: “Eva Stories” auf Instagram

Tagesthemen, Thursday, 02.05.2019

What if you could Instagram the Holocaust? A question sparks controversy

abc News, Wednesday, 01.05.2019

Transformation of Holocaust Memory in Times of COVID-19

IWM Corona Blog, Wednesday, 06.05.2020

Wir im Krieg: Privatfilme aus der NS-Zeit (I)

ZDF, Tuesday, 06.08.2019

Wir im Krieg: Privatfilme aus Hitlers Reich (II)

ZDF, Tuesday, 28.04.2020

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, HUJI team leader, researcher (curatorial concept, curation of popular culture content: films)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Communication and Journalism / European Forum, Mount Scopus, 9190501 Jerusalem – Israel