The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry was founded in 1980 as a result of a major donation by Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber in honor of his parents. The institute is dedicated to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture, and society. The institute has a major focus on the study of the Holocaust and its aftermath within the focus of modern European intellectual, political and social history.
The Tauber Institute is organized interdisciplinary with participation from the Departments of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, English Literature and other disciplines. The institute hosts a Jewish Studies Colloquia, a lecture series, and co-presents film series and festivals with The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis.