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Jewish Communities in Germany

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This is an umbrella project for Jewish Communities in Germany. Please list all related projects on this page.

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.

German Jewish Communities

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



  1. Preserving the History of German Jewry Arthur Obermayer
  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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