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Jewish Communities in Germany

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  • Elisabeth Schmidt (1892 - d.)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : May 13 2018, 1:26:37 UTC * Approximate year of birth, and place of birth, identified in 1940 Passenger List for immigration into United States.[Source: Year:...
  • Karl Rothschild (1892 - 1978)
    For the story of Karl Rothschild, see "The Rothschild Family" in Jüdisches Leben in Gunzenhausen , . Identified as son of Isaak and Karoline (née Kellermann) Rothschild in Jüdisches Leben in Gunzenha...
  • Arnold Strauss (1888 - 1942)
    Date/place of birth identified in German National Archives, Memorial Book (below) Identified as son of Meier/Meyer and Nanni (née Heidelberger) Strauss in Jutta Hoschek, Ausgeslöschtes Leben: Juden i...
  • Louis Fuld (deceased)
    identified as husband of Rosalie Fuld, and father of Karolina/Lina Zenner (née Fuld) in Page of Testimony submitted to Yad Vashem to honour Karolina/Lina Zenner (née Fuld); see
  • Hannchen Loewenstein (deceased)
    Identified as wife of Moses Spiegel in Page of Testimony submitted to Yad Vashem by Adolf Spiegel's son; see see Identified as mother of Adolf Spiegel in Yad Vashem Page of Testimony

This is an umbrella project for Jewish Communities in Germany.

Geni profiles should be added to the appropriate sub-projects of each of the Jewish Communities.==

THIS IS A LIST OF TOWNS. PROFILES SHOULD NOT BE INLCUDED IN THIS PROJECT AND SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE APPROPRIATE SUB PROJECT.

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Overview

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.

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 Index

List of German Jews

German Jewish Communities

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Links

  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
  6. JEWISH LIFE 1605-1965 IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN GERMANY: Staatsarchive - USHMM
  7. Verzeichnis der Rabbiner in jüdischen Gemeinden im Bereich Baden-Württembergs

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  5. Notable German Jews

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