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Jewish Communities in Germany

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  • Isidor Landauer (1841 - 1914)
    Landauer Berta 60 Year(s) 12/15/1914 ZENTRALFRIEDHOF I. TOR 53b 1 35 Landauer Isidor 71 Year(s) 06/28/1914 ZENTRALFRIEDHOF I. TOR 53b 1 35
  • Paulina Nachmias (1859 - 1926)
  • Leopoldine Horowitz (1860 - 1934)
  • Marie Kantor (1850 - 1936)
  • Martin Michael Jahn (1853 - d.)
    Leavings of the Jewish Community of Vienna Last Name Israel First Name Martin Michael Date of Birth 1853.09.01 Birth Place Altona Country Deutschland Profession Kaufmann Leaving 1895 ...

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The first Jewish population in the region to be later known as Germany came with the Romans to the city now known as Cologne. A "Golden Age" in the first millennium saw the emergence of the Ashkenazi Jews, while the persecution and expulsion that followed the Crusades led to the creation of Yiddish and an overall shift eastwards. A change of status in the late Renaissance Era, combined with the Jewish Enlightenment – the Haskalah, meant that by the 1920s Germany had one of the most integrated Jewish populations in Europe, contributing prominently to German culture and society. The vast majority either left the country or were murdered in the Holocaust. Source

For further information on German-Jewish Genealogy see the German Jewish Special Interest Group (GerSIG) on JewishGen.

List of Jewish communities in Germany

German Jewish Communities

  1. Augsburg
  2. Berlin
  3. Burgsinn
  4. Chemnitz
  5. Cologne
  6. Creglingen
  7. Duisburg
  8. Frankfurt
  9. Guxhagen
  10. Heilbronn
  11. Hessen
  12. Leipzig
  13. Mainz
  14. Mannheim
  15. Metz
  16. Mittelsinn
  17. Munich
  18. Posen
  19. Rexingen
  20. Trier
  21. Speyer
  22. Ulm
  23. Worms
  24. Würzburg





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  2. Tracing German-Jewish Ancestry to the 17th Century And Much Earlier by Arthur Obermayer
  3. Famous German Jews , Geni Project
  4. Jewish settlement in Germany World Jewish Congress
  5. German Jewish Genealogy Resources / Archives
  7. Verzeichnis der Rabbiner in jüdischen Gemeinden im Bereich Baden-Württembergs


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