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Jewish Communities in Germany

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  • Rolf Theobald Sternberg (1921 - d.)
    Date/place of birth identified in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 2 (unpaginated) Identified as son of Rachel and Samuel Sternberg, see Wolf R...
  • Zilla Sternberg (1914 - d.)
    Date/place of birth identified in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 2 (unpaginated) Identified as daughter of Rachel and Samuel Sternberg, see Wol...
  • Max Sternberg (1912 - d.)
    Date/place of birth identified in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 2 (unpaginated) Identified as son of Rachel and Samuel Sternberg, see Wolf M...
  • Samuel Sternberg (1879 - 1927)
    Identified as husband of Rachel Malka Sternberg in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 2 (unpaginated) Identified as father of Max, Rolf, and Zilla ...
  • Rachel Malka Sternberg (1888 - d.)
    Date/place of birth identified in German National Archives, Memorial Book Identified as wife of Samuel Sternberg in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), ...

This is an umbrella project for Jewish Communities in Germany. Our goal is to add profiles to each of the relevant town projects. Please join the project (using the Actions menu) and link all related projects to this page. You should also join any town projects that are of interest to you. Project collaborators can edit the project, start discussions, add photos and documents etc. For examples of well-developed town projects see the projects for Frankfurt or Guxhagen.

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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