History

The Publisher

Hentrich & Hentrich is the only publisher in the German-speaking domain which has specialized exclusively in Jewish themes, with about 50 new releases every year.
 

Since 1982, the name of Gerhard Hentrich (1924–2009), the Berlin printer and publisher, has been connected to a commitment against forgetting and repression, through the knowledgeable publication of books on exile research and National Socialism. The publishing house's first book was Witnesses in Stone, which simultaneously constituted the first volume of the series The German Past and which remains a standard work to this day. First as the Hentrich Edition and since 1998 under the name of Hentrich & Hentrich, countless victims of the Nazi regime have had their names and a respectful commemoration by subsequent generations restored.  

Since 1 January 2010, Dr. Nora Pester is the new publisher and owner of Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag Berlin, which is located in a tradition-rich book-trade house in Berlin's Mitte district. The established series Jewish Miniatures, Jewish Memoirs, and the Writings of the Centrum Judaicum of Berlin are being carried forward and expanded under the editorial guidance of Dr. Hermann Simon. At the same time the publishing house is addressing, for a new and greater readership, the core content areas of Jewish culture, Jewish life and contemporary history through new series and publications.

In this way, a new Jewish literary life and a future formed through remembrance are emerging at the publisher's location on Berlin's Wilhelmstraße, where the darkest chapter of German history was once written.


The publisher

Nora Pester
born in Leipzig in 1977. Studied Hispanic studies, political science, and economics in Leipzig and Vienna, Ph.D. in political science. Among other activities, worked at the Passagen Verlag in Vienna, in the Museum Quarter in Vienna (ZOOM Children's Museum), and at Matthes & Seitz Verlag Berlin. Owner and publisher of Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag Berlin since 2010.