Kotowski, Elke-Vera, Dr. phil., studied political science, literature, philosophy and cultural studies in Duisburg and Berlin. Doctorate in Jewish Studies. 1994-2000 Assistant at the Chair of Modern History II (German-Jewish History) at the University of Potsdam and during this time involved in the establishment of the course of studies "Jewish Studies". Since 2000 she has been researching and teaching at the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies at the University of Potsdam (History, Jewish Studies, Culture and Media). Research interests: European-Jewish cultural and social history, in these topics she is also active as an exhibition curator.