Robert Jütte is a medical historian and historian of science, with a strong interest in Jewish history as well as social and cultural history. As a short-term fellow at the Science History Institute, he will continue his research on Georg Bredig, a distinguished German-Jewish physical chemist. The goal is to embed Bredig’s story during the Nazi years in a wider context, comparing his arduous pathway to emigration with those of other prominent colleagues in the discipline of physical chemistry, of which Bredig was a pioneer.
Jütte is director emeritus of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation and adjunct professor of history at the University of Stuttgart. From 1983 to 1989 he was associate professor in the department of general history of the University of Haifa, Israel. He was also visiting professor at the universities of Innsbruck, Austria, and Zürich, Switzerland. Jütte is the author or editor of over 35 books, some translated into English and other languages. Among his monographs is a study of the emigration of German-Jewish historians to Palestine.