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Jewish Communities in Germany

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  • Kathinka Friedmann (1884 - d.)
    Date/place of birth identified in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 1, p 287 Identified as daughter of Levi and Fanny (née Baum) Katzenstein in Peter Fra...
  • Salomon Sonn (1868 - 1942)
    Date/place of birth in German National Archives, Memorial Book entry below. Identified as husband of Frieda Sonn, née Katzenstein, in Stolperstein entry; see below. Date/place of death in German Na...
  • Frieda Sonn (1880 - 1942)
    Date/place of birth in German National Archives, Memorial Book entry below. Identified as daughter of Levi and Fanny (née Baum) Katzenstein in Peter Franz, Udo Wohlfeld, Jüdische Familien in Apolda: ...
  • Lothar Fleischmann (1903 - c.1928)
    identified as son of Louis and Lina (née Braunschild) Fleischmann in Peter Franz, Udo Wohlfeld, Jüdische Familien in Apolda: Diffamierung, Ausgrenzung, Entrechtung, Vertreibung, Deportation, Vernichtun...
  • FNU Fleischmann (deceased)
    Peter Franz, Udo Wohlfeld, Jüdische Familien in Apolda: Diffamierung, Ausgrenzung, Entrechtung, Vertreibung, Deportation, Vernichtung, Ungehorsam; die Apoldaer Judenheit während des Faschismus , 2006, ...

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.==

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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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