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Jewish Communities in Germany

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  • Gerson Mayer (c.1782 - 1852)
    Information about Gerson Mayer, see: "Der 1780 (laut Kataster 1784) geborene Gerson, Sohn von Meyer/Mayer, der 1814 den Familiennamen Mayerhöfer (auch Meyerhöfer) annahm und der im Kataster als "gebrec...
  • David Herzog (b. - 1785)
    See : ,,Rösel, auch Rosa, war verheiratet mit dem Handelsmann David, Sohn von Hirz Oettingen, das ist David Herz, der schon 1785 gestorbene Händler, der bereits auf der ersten Gemeindeliste von 1763 ve...
  • Hirz Oettingen (deceased)
    See : ,,Rösel, auch Rosa, war verheiratet mit dem Handelsmann David, Sohn von Hirz Oettingen, das ist David Herz, der schon 1785 gestorbene Händler, der bereits auf der ersten Gemeindeliste von 1763 ve...
  • Deilla Mayer (c.1785 - 1856)
    Source of information re: Deilla Mayer, née Herz, is : ,,Die 1785 geborene Dvilla (auch Deilla, Willa und Duwille), Tochter von David Herz in Bayreuth, heiratete 1811 den 1780 geborenen Gerson Mayer, a...
  • Paula Ehrenberg (1909 - d.)
    See Interview with Paula and Henry Ehrenberg with the United States Holocaust Museum @ .This provides us with much detail about their lives in Germany. Date/place of birth in Siegfried Wolf, Juden in...

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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  2. Medieval Rhineland Jewry: Speyer, Worms and Mainz
  3. Medieval German/French Talmudists - The Tosafot
  4. German Jewry in the Weimar
  5. Notable German Jews

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