Editor in chief
Hermann Simon, PhD, studied history and Middle Eastern studies at Humbold University of Berlin, and then pursued doctoral studies in Prague.
He worked from 1975 to 1988 at Berlin State Museums. From 1988 to 2015, he served as director of the foundation Neue Synagoge Berlin – Centrum Judaicum. He has produced numerous publications on numismatic themes and problems with Jewish history in Germany, Das Berliner Jüdische Museum in der Oranienburger Straße – Geschichte einer zerstörten Kulturstätte (Teetz: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2000), has been project manager for a number of exhibitions and was the editor of exhibition catalogues such as Und lehrt sie: Gedächtnis (1988), Erbe und Auftrag (1996), Was vom Leben übrig bleibt, sind Bilder und Geschichten – to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Max Liebermann (1997) – and Juden in Berlin 1938–1945 (2000). He was also editor of the book series Jüdische Memoiren and Jüdische Miniaturen.